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
  • supporting women on campus  

Join now! [Mission and ByLaws details]

AMITA New England Events

Sunday, November 26th Please register for the Celebrating Our Millie event at http://millie.mit.edu

Celebrating our Millie: The Legacy and Impact of Mildred Dresselhaus will highlight Professor Mildred Dresselhaus’s journey: her career as a researcher and mentor, and her groundbreaking research in nanotechnology, thermoelectrics, and carbon. We’ll talk about her quiet force for positive changes in gender balance and equity, as well as other important impacts of her leadership on the world stage in service to the science community. Researchers, collaborators, friends, and family from all over the world will gather and acknowledge our beloved Millie’s contributions and her legacy for the future of science.

Please see AMITA's Millie Dresselhaus webpage for more Millie information and to enter your remembrances.

Saturday, December 10, 2017
Ellen Swallow Richards Birthday Party and Holiday Party [Details]
Join your fellow alumnae and students for a relaxing time on the 175th birthday of our founder, Ellen Swallow Richards 1873 graduate.
For details on upcoming events and events for our chapters and affiliated organizations, please see our Events Page.

Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award

Lorna Gibson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and MacVicar Fellow, has been awarded the TMS 2017 Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award. [Details]

Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!

June 8, 2017

Among the 10 term members elected by the MIT Corporation are these alumnae:
     Nancy C. Andrews ’85
     Anita Xiao Qi Wu ’16

The Corporation also announced Hyun-A Park ’85 as the 2017-2018 president of the Association of Alumni and Alumnae of MIT, effective July 1. As such, she becomes ex officio member of the Corporation and of the Corporation Joint Advisory Committee on Institute-Wide Affairs.

AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae.  [MIT News


News Items

August 16, 2017
Gender Bias in Science

Read about what happened when Nancy Hopkins whipped out her tape measure and ended up sparking a movement to address gender bias in science. [Technology Review article]  A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT [Faculty Newsletter]

May 1, 2017
MIT Senior Academic Award

The 2017 Awards Convocation was celebrated on Monday, May 1 at 4:00 pm in the Samberg Center on the 7th floor of the Chang Building (E52).

The Association of MIT Alumnae Award is presented to an outstanding senior woman who has demonstrated the highest level of academic excellence through her coursework and related professional activities at MIT. We congratulate this year's recipients!

    Alyssa Cartwright ‘17
    Vaishnavi Rao ‘17


Congratulations to Alumnae Award Winners!

2017 Volunteer Leadership Awards

Each year at ALC, the MIT Alumni Association honors the valuable contributions of MIT volunteers during the Leadership Awards Celebration.

The annual Leadership Awards Celebration applauds MIT’s most dedicated volunteers. The 2017 celebration will take place Friday evening, Sept. 15, and these MIT alumnae will be among those honored.

Henry B. Kane ’24 Award
    Tamra L. Johnson ’01
    Natalie Lorenz Anderson ’84

Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
    Laurie D. Baird SM ’92
    Sara (Michelle) Harton SM ’83
    Agnes Ho MBA ’95
    Jennifer Yang ’97

Margaret L. A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award Recipients
    Pamela M. Gannon ’84
    Samantha D. Marquart ’11
    Aliza B. O’Keeffe SM ’90
    Narendra P. Tallapragada ’13

George B. Morgan ’20 Award
    Lola M. Ball ’91, SM ’92
    Karen A. des Jardins ’81
    Yolanda L. Hinton ’77, SM ’80
    Carol L. Mohr ’87
    Laurie Nisonoff ’70
    Christine M. Reynolds ’91



Past Events

For a list of past events, go to Events page and choose Filter = Archive 


Tuesday September 19, 2017
Whither Health Insurance? What Women Need to Know

Join AMITA for an evening of networking and an interactive facilitated conversation about the state of health insurance today. We will discuss insurance issues that women should consider as they transition from school to the work force, as well as later in their careers, as they purchase homes, start families, found their own businesses, etc.  And we will discuss the current state of health policy and changes now on the table concerning both private insurance and public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act).  Networking at 6:30pm; Conversation at 7pm RSVP

Sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP

Saturday June 10, 2017 AMITA Annual Meeting


At the AMITA Annual Meeting we heard an intriguing presentation by Li-Huei Tsai, the director of the Picower Institute at MIT at 2pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017. [Details to be posted in the Members Only area]

Thursday April 27, 2017

Investing in Sustainable Businesses

What considerations do you make when investing your money? In addition to monetary returns, companies also have differing footprints in sustainability and social responsibility. Join us for a talk with Cheryl I. Smith, Ph.D., CFA, Managing Partner at Trillium Asset Management, as she discusses how to make the most socially responsible impact from your investments. [Details]

Wednesday March 8, 2017

AMITA celebrated International Women's Day with speaker Andrea Silbert.  [Details]  See video, additional information, and review by Rachel Learned '97 in Members Only Presentations area 

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


Check out our Volunteer page!

Members Only Area!

Become a member now in order to access information, audio/video segments, and networking opportunities offered only to AMITA members.  Join now! 

AMITA has chapters in Cambridge, Northern California, New York City, and Washington DC. [Details]

Affilitated Organizations

Brochure: overview of the organization including leadership, activities, and membership information

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.


Cassini at Saturn

Banner images are from Cassini.  Read about mission details from NASA.

Career Challenges and Strategies Corner 

Our first topic to go up on this new page is adjusting to working in a male dominated field. “What’s taking so long?” asks Dr. Susan Kannenberg SB ’61. [Visit site]

Citizen Scientist Corner 

You can do more than you think! You can make a positive impact on things that can help society and your local community. Read about how alumnae are battling climate change on the local level! [Visit site

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]

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]

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]

MIT alumna helps bust ghosts!

Lindley Winslow ’08 PD Physics
[MIT News article]  [Wired article]  [Slice of MIT]