“Tell her to go to it” exhibit on women’s experiences at MIT opens


“If a girl comes along who really wants to be an engineer tell her to go to it,”
Lydia Weld, Class of 1904

The wisdom and determination of MIT’s women are showcased in a new exhibit in the Maihaugen Gallery (14N-130) that reveals the history of women establishing themselves as students, faculty, administrators and staff at MIT. From the first women’s labs and dorms, to finding community and equity in the ranks, learn about their story through original letters, publications, photos and records from the Institute Archives.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Thursday through Dec. 1, 2010.

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Monday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. in Killian Hall (14W-111) the Libraries will host an event with Gioia De Cari. De Cari received an SM in Mathematics from MIT in 1988. She currently performs in "Truth Values: One Girl's Romp though MIT's Male Math Maze," an autobiographical solo show in which she reflects with wit and wisdom on her experience at MIT, the world of elite mathematics and the role of women in science.


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