Welcome!

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

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 soon in the Members Only area]


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]


 

AMITA Remembers Millie

On February 20th, 2017, MIT women lost one of their staunchest advocates, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus.  We have set up this form to collect your remembrances of Millie.  They will be posted on this website. (If there are any issues with the form, please contact amitaweb@mit.edu.)  Details about Millie's life and contributions can be found at the following links:

MIT News article
New York Time obituary

Boston Globe obituary

Millie's legacy even makes it to the red carpet at the Oscars [MIT News article


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

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.

Bronze Beaver Award
    Stacey T. Nakamura ’80

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


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 


Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Join us for our annual Holiday Party and celebration of the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards 1873. [Details]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
The MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis '90 will be speaking on the Zika virus and other women's health issues. [Details]

 


Saturday June 4, 2016
AMITA Annual Meeting
We were delighted to have Chris Bourg speak about the future of libraries, drawing on her own vision and on the work of the Future of Libraries task force. [Director, MIT Libraries] [her Feral Librarian blog]
Annual meeting slides and audio of the meeting will be accessible in the Members Only area. 

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

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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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! 

Chapters: 
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.

Spotlight

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]