From pure math to applied mathematics, more women than ever are interested in solving real-world and theoretical problems in pursuit of a better world. We are students, postdocs, instructors, professors, math teachers, and researchers, working in education, industry, tech, finance, and government. This website celebrates MIT mathematicians who identify as female in our department and the larger STEM community. We’re interested in advocating for an inclusive atmosphere and promoting gender equity within a largely male-dominated field. Our goal for this website is to provide a welcoming space to share our projects and achievements, upcoming events, career resources, and networking opportunities among your peers, fellow professionals, and educators. We wish to encourage women and girls to study math for the sheer joy of it, to promote their personal and professional development, and to consider careers in the mathematical sciences.

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  • Math alum Doris Dobi ’09 writes STEM novel

    Ada and the Supercomputer: A Tale of Resilience and Inspiration for the Tech-Savvy Generation, is available on Amazon.

    Doris Dobi '09 Ada and the Supercomputer is available on Amazon.

    Quant finance portfolio manager and 2009 MIT Math alumna Doris Dobi recently published her first novel, Ada and the Supercomputer, a book that she hopes can serve as a beacon of inspiration for young readers, especially STEM-centric young girls.

    Ada and the Supercomputer is a coming-of-age tale of a 13-year-old girl who responds to her mother’s tragic accident by turning to technology as a source of education and inspiration. As she immerses herself …

  • Bonnie Berger: ‘The Solutions Just Clicked’

    Mathematician Bonnie Berger ’83 says her lightbulb moment came during her sophomore year.

    Photo by Allegra Boverman. Professor Bonnie Berger of the MIT Math Department.

    She was sitting at a computer terminal in Ford Hall, coding in FORTRAN, one of the earliest programming languages. “It just came so easily to me,” she says. “I thought, ‘Aha! I’ve found what I love.’”

    Berger, the Simons Professor of Mathematics at MIT, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is one of the world’s foremost experts in computational biology, the application of computer science …

  • Tanya Khovanova and Lisa Sauermann participate in the SPUR/RSI Lecture Series

    As part of the 2023 SPUR/RSI Lecture SeriesTanya Khovanova and Lisa Sauermann gave talks this summer.

    On July 6, Lisa talked about The Erdös-Ginzburg-Ziv Problem, a classical extremal problem in discrete geometry.

    Tanya Khovanova presents captivating mathematically rich puzzles for the audience to figure out. 

    On July 12, Tanya discussed the MIT Mystery Hunt, a student event that takes place on the MIT campus every year since 1981. Khovanova presented three captivating mathematically rich puzzles for the audience to figure out. 

    The lecture series, …