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

Save the Dates!

Wednesday March 8, 2017: Please join AMITA in celebrating International Women's Day: our speaker will be Andrea Silbert.  Details and registration coming soon!

 Thursday, February 9, 2017 POSTPONED due to weather

Investing in Sustainable Businesses [Details]


Monday, January 30, 2017 

Women Mentoring and Networking in the Bush Room [Details and Registration]

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

Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!

June 2, 2016
Among the 10 term members elected by the MIT Corporation are these alumnae:
        Carmen M. Thain ’78 (second term)
        Songyee Yoon PhD ’00
The two life members elected are both alumnae:
        Theresa M. Stone SM ’76
        Megan J. Smith ’86, SM ’88

AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae.  [MIT News

Current News Items

May 10, 2016 
MIT Senior Academic Award

At the MIT Awards Convocation, the AMITA Senior Academic Award was presented to Ava Soleimany, EECS, '16. Pictured Ava Soleimany and Dorothy Curtis, AMITA President. [Convocation photo]

Congratulations to Alumnae Award Winners!

September 23-24, 2016
Several alumnae have won institute awards which are detailed here.  

Henry B. Kane ’24 Award
Inge Gedo ’85

Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
Mary T. (Teri) Centner ’89
Cristina Dolan SM ’94

Margaret L. A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award Recipients
Bridget C. Brett ’06, SM ’08
Elaine J. Harris ’78
Kathreen E. Thome ’09
Vandita M. Wilson ’90

George B. Morgan ’20 Award
Hope M. Barrett ’98
Eleanore G. Klepser ’66
Anna E. Lee ’97
Christina Suk Fun Poon ’88
Tanya E. Segel ’84
Mary F. Tong ’90, SM ’91

Past Events

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. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Maximize Your Tax Advantaged Savings 
(formerly Retirement Savings Vehicles)  This event will feature a panel of financial professionals who will discuss the ins and outs of various retirement plan strategies.  Networking and refreshments at 6:30PM; panel discussion starts at 7PM.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   Location: E51-395

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! 

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.


MIT alumna helps bust ghosts!

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

'MIT Alumna' builds suit of armor in dorm

[Slice of MIT article]


National Women in Engineering Day!


Thursday June 23, 2016 

Citizen Scientist Corner 

You can do more than you think! You can make a positive impact on things that can help society, your town, your children’s safety, health, for instance. Add your own story and resources! [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]

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]

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]