Ellen Swallow Richards' Legacy:   MIT Alumnae Make a Difference

Saturday, March 5, 2011 , Conference 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM,   Reception and Dinner 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) presents an afternoon conference and gala dinner to celebrate the diverse accomplishments of MIT alumnae who have followed many paths, including those blazed by MIT's first alumna, Ellen Swallow Richards (ESR 1873).

The conference will provide the opportunity to meet some extraordinary women and learn how they made a difference in the way the world works. We are bringing together panelists in the fields of healthcare, education, sustainable environment and entrepreneurship . They will be bringing their unique perspectives and experience.

Throughout the day, at the luncheon, Workshops, reception and dinner, conference participants will explore how our panelists have met the challenges of changing times and continue to contribute to progress in the workplace, marketplace, and family revolutions of the last 60 years. Spirited discussions will look at the impact of women in our professions and communities and how life choices can lead to some impressive achievements.

Panelists and Speakers include:

Professor Leah Jamieson, '71, Dean of Engineering, Purdue University
Karen Arenson, '70, Former Education Reporter, The New York Times; Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
Dr. Florence Haseltine, '70, Director of the Center for Population Research, NIH
Marilyn Matz '80, Founder Paradigm4, Founder, Cognex (previous venture)
Prof. Cecily Cannan Selby, LI '50, Professor of Science Education, NYU, and former National Executive Director, Girl Scouts
Dr. Elisabeth Drake, '58, former Assistant Director, MIT Energy Lab
Carol Thomas, AR '50, Fellow, American Institute of Planners
Priya Iyer, SM '90, CEO, Anaqua
Jean Hammond SM '86, Founder and Investor, Golden Seeds Boston; Entrepreneur in Residence, MIT;
Emily Wade, '45, President, Museum Institute for Science Teaching
Elisabeth Stock, '90 and '95, CEO and Co-Founder, Computers for Youth
Yuying Tang, ML '94, Founder and President, InaMei Skincare; Lab Manager, University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing;
Roseanna Means '76 and '77, MD, Founder, Women of Means; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus (HM), Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, MIT

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Need more information? Would you like to sponsor or support us? Please contact Sarah Simon '72 at ESR.Legacy@gmail.com for more information.

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