On May 7, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education hosted a Celebration of Graduate Women of Excellence at the MIT Museum. Nominated by their peers for doing amazing work while paving the way for future graduate women, the 47 Graduate Women of Excellence are the latest in a long history of outstanding women at MIT. Each woman prepared a poster outlining her path to MIT, the work that she’s doing and why she’s passionate about it, as well as the impact her work will have in the future.
It was a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff, and the entire graduate community to learn more about the work of graduate women across MIT and celebrate their successes. The evening opened with comments from Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Graduate Education Steve Lerman, and featured an address from Robin Chase GM ’86, founder of ZipCar. The Graduate Women of Excellence then presented their posters and work during the reception. Posters were then moved to Lobby 10 to allow the entire MIT community to explore the Graduate Women of Excellence’s work.