Courtesy MIT Museum
Women have been a part of MIT since 1870's but most departments did not award Ph.Ds to their female students until the 1920's. In the mathematics department, ten women received Ph.D.s before 1960. The recent growth in female student enrollment and tenured faculty members has been an important development that we want to cultivate further.
|1930||Dorothy Weeks first woman awarded Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT|
|1967||Nancy Jane Kopell first female CLE Moore Instructor|
|1978||Michele Vergne first tenured woman in mathematics at MIT|
|1994||A Celebration of Women in Mathematics - conference hosted by MIT|
|1999||Bonnie Berger receives tenure|
|2002||Gigliola Staffilani joins MIT tenured|
|2007||Ju-Lee Kim joins MIT tenured|
|2008||MIT Women in Mathematics: A Celebration (conference)|
Read more about Dorothy Weeks in Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: the pre-1940 PhD's and Oral History Transcript - Dr. Dorothy Weeks.