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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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Lunch and Opening Remarks at noon, Faculty Club

Our luncheon speaker is Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus HM '86, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, MIT. There will also be a briefing on the last 140 years of MIT women by Professor Margery Resnick.

Dresselhaus Professor Dresselhaus HM '86 is an award-winning MIT Faculty member. Her research focus has been electronic materials, particularly nanoscience and nanotechnology, with special regard to carbon related materials, novel forms of carbon, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes. A past president of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and several other scientific organizations, Professor Dresselhaus has also been a leader in promoting opportunities for women in science and engineering. She co-chaired the MIT Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Women at MIT (1972)

Parallel Workshops 1:30 pm to 5 pm, Tang Center

Session one 1:30-3:00

Alumnae Educators: Spreading the Word on Science and Technology Rm 315:
Dr. Leah Jamieson, '71, Dean of Engineering, Purdue University;
Karen Arenson, '70, Former Education Reporter and business editor, The New York Times, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow;
Dr. Cecily Cannan Selby, LI '50, Professor of Science Education, NYU, and former National Executive Director, Girl Scouts;
Elisabeth Stock, '90 and '95, CEO and Co-Founder, Computers for Youth;
Emily Wade, '45, President, Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)

Champions of Sustainable Environment Rm 325:
Dr. Elisabeth Drake, '58, ScD '66, former Assistant Director, MIT Energy Lab;
Carol Thomas, AR '50, Fellow, American Institute of Planners
Prof. Diane McKnight '75, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado; INSTAAR fellow
Sarah Simon, '72, PE, Environmental Compliance Manager, Ameresco

Session Two 3:30-5:00

Alumnae in Healthcare Rm 315:
Roseanna Means '76 and '77, MD, Founder, Women of Means; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Dr. Florence Haseltine, '70, MD, Director of the Center for Population Research, NIH;
Prof. B. Katherine Swartz, '72, Professor of Health Policy & Mgmt, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Nazneen Aziz, PhD '87 ,Director of Molecular Medicine, College of American Pathologists; Founder, Vitrimark

Alumnae in the Innovation Ecosystem Rm 325:
Jean Hammond SM '86, Founder and Investor, Golden Seeds Boston; Entrepreneur in Residence, MIT;
Marilyn Matz '80, Founder, Paradigm4; previously Founder, Cognex;
Yuying Tang, ML '94, Founder and President, InaMei Skincare; Lab Manager, University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing;
Priya Iyer, SM '90, CEO, Anaqua
Regina Valluzzi, '98, Independent Consultant for Pharmaceuticals Industry

Reception 5-7 pm

Dinner at the Faculty Club 7 pm

Dinner at the Faculty Club with Anne Street '69, the current President of the MIT Alumni Association, and other former presidents of MITAA and AMITA will be joining us.


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