Tagged: National Women’s History

We The Trailblazers

MIT Women Alumnae v2

We celebrate this National Women’s History Month by remembering Ellen Richards. MIT has come a long way since the day it opened doors to Ellen, while achievements of generations of MIT alumnae continue to pave the way.

Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and notably the first woman in America accepted by any school of science and technology. With a bachelor of science degree, she established a women’s laboratory at MIT and was the first female instructor teaching at the institute.

But she didn’t stop there.

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