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.


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!

Vote for MIT Alumni Association Selection Committee!

Votes must be cast by February 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 
There are 11 nominees for four open seats:

Kimberly-Ann Francis '78
Roy W. Haygood III '78
Tamra L. Johnson '01
Arthur A. Katz '61
Nurzhas Makishev '09
Elizabeth C. Ng '78
Michael K. Owu '86
K. Hari Reddy SM '01
Sarah J. Simon '72
Andrew Merrill Terry SM '00
Carl Tung '86

AMITA New England Events

Wednesday February 25, 2015 Legal Issues for Start-ups
Panel discussion by accomplished women attorneys about strategies for addressing legal issues typically faced by start-ups. Topics to be discussed may include strategies for development of patent portfolios to protect inventions, obtaining and protecting trademarks, forming management teams/companies to minimize founder and partnership disputes or fiduciary duty claims in the future, key issues to consider when negotiating license terms with a patent owner, and/or compliance with privacy and data security regulation.  Panelists: Jennifer Yang '05, MNG ’06, Janice Vatland '95, SM '96, PhD '01, Jean Weidemier P '1
Moderator: Marta Gross, '80
Please RSVP now!

Sunday March 8, 2015 Pamela Swallow to discuss “The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards: Pioneer in Science and Technology”   Please RSVP now!

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

Millie Dresselhaus gets Presidential Medal 

November 24, 2014: Institute Professor - and AMITA member! -  Mildred Dresselhaus HM ’86 will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. [Slice of MIT article]   


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

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



Gender and Planning Week March 18

MIT Department of Urban Studies + Planning [Details]

Monday, March 18th 5-7 pm "Better Jobs, Pay and Work Lives for Women: A Policy Agenda"

Wednesday, March 20th 12:30 - 2pm "Women in Planning: Professional Development Roundtable"

2014 AMITA Academic Award

Arunima Balan Chem ’14 was awarded the 2014 AMITA Academic Award this year. [Details]

MIT Initiative

New 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 Numbers

Women as a Percentage of Total Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty: Academic Years 1901-2014 [Graph]
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