Meet Ellen Swallow Richards
Sarah Simon '72 has written a brief biography
of Ellen Swallow Richards the first woman to graduate from MIT. Happy 175th Birthday!
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]
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]