Welcome to the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) website. We are the independent, non-profit group dedicated to: promoting alumnae accomplishments and history, maintaining connections among alumnae, and supporting women on campus. Join now!

AMITA New England Events

Fall Events
Check back for information on our events beginning in September, and always our Holiday Party in December to celebrate the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards, our first alumna.

 For details on upcoming events and events for our chapters and affiliated organizations, please see our Events Page.

Current News Items

6/5/2015  Alumna Megan Smith '86, SM '88 gives MIT Commencement address. It's Mind, Hand...and Heart
[MIT News Article]

5/24/2015 Alicia (Larde) Nash '55 and husband John Nash (‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician) killed in car crash [PBS story of Alicia] [2009 Slice of MIT article]
Dava Newman AA '89 Begins Work as NASA's Deputy Administrator [PRNewsWire]

Noramay Cadena4/1/2015
WBUR talks with Noramay Cadena '03 about encouraging Latinas to pursue STEM careers. [WBUR Article]

Michelle K. Lee ’88, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the United States Patent Office (USPTO) writes in her blog about Recognizing Women in Science and Technology.

Kathryn Miller-Jensen CH '06 receives 2015 NSF CAREER Award [Yale news item]

Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!

On June 5, 2014, the MIT Corporation elected 11 term members, with terms of five or two years including these alumnae:
Ilene Gordon '75, SM '76
Samantha F. O'Keefe '09, SM '12
Theresa M. Stone SM '76
AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae.  [Election details on MIT News]

Congratulations to AMITA award winners!

Several alumnae have won institute awards which are detailed here
We are especially proud of Dorothy Curtis who is our newly elected AMITA president as well as Sandy Yulke who was a past AMITA president.

Bronze Beaver Award
Sandra Gay Yulke ’74, SM ’77

Henry B. Kane ’24 Award
Michelle M. Aquing ’08

Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
Alice E. Campbell ’78, SM ’79
Dorothy W. Curtis ’73
Charlene C. Kabcenell ’79

George B. Morgan ’20 Award
Noelle M. Merritt ’85

Past Events

Sunday June 5, 2015
AMITA Annual Meeting
11:30am in the Bush Room (10-105)

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Sunday March 8, 2015
Members may view the recording of this event in the Members Only area.

Wednesday February 25, 2015
Thursday January 29, 2015
Women, Mentoring and Networking
 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in 32-G401 (Stata Center)

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Ellen Swallow Richard's Birthday Party
1:00-3:30pm in McCormick Hall at MIT

Sunday, November 09, 2014
Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter
2:00-5:00pm in 32-D463 (Star)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Job Offer Negotiation Strategies
6:30-9:00pm in E51-335 at MIT

Join AMITA Now!

AMITA members are working toward making MIT a better place for women and connecting alumnae for fun, and maybe even profit! Join now! For more information or to contact our Membership Chair, please email Veena Jayadeva '10

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Affilitated Organizations

Brochure: recent and upcoming AMITA activities.

AMITA Oral History Project on MIT Dome

AMITA Groups (log in first):

Join the Entrepreneurship Group!

This is a group for active and hopeful entrepreneurs to come together for information, education, collegiality and networking.
How to join:
1) Login
2) Click on "My Profile"
3) Click on "Group"
4) Click on "Search"
5) Enter "ent"
When the group comes up click on it, and then click on subscribe.


Alumnae share their memories

In 1873, Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman to graduate from MIT. In 2014, the freshman undergraduate class was approximately 48% female! [MIT Slice of Life podcast]

2015 AMITA Academic Award

Andrea Kriz ’15 was awarded the 2015 AMITA Academic Award this year. [Details and picture!]

Interested in Women's Role Models?

It was NEVER a dress! [Time article] [website

Role Models and Women’s Political Representation by Fabrizio Gilardi [presentation pdf]

GW@MIT Spring Empowerment Conference

Mon April 27 through Sat May 2, 2015 The conference seeks to provide resources for and promote discussion of issues relevant to the life choices of graduate women. [Details

MIT Initiative

Initiative on environment to be led by Susan Solomon, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor [MIT News article]  The Ellen Swallow Richards Professor is a chair established and funded by AMITA. [Details]