"Under the Lens. Women Biologists and Chemists at MIT 1870-2023" exhibition tour

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Maihaugen Gallery, 14N-130

Join us for the exhibition tour!

Under the Lens examines the work of women scientists in biology and chemistry at MIT beginning with Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first woman student, through the present day, when many women scientists hold leadership positions at the Institute. The women featured in the exhibit are scientists whose work engages with the materials of our world on a molecular level, using the lens of a microscope. At the same time, women’s ability to work as scientists and academics has been scrutinized in the lens of public opinion since Victorian-era debates about co-education.

Amanda Hawk and Thera Webb will facilitate the tour.
For more questions, please reach out to Olimpia Estela Caceres-Brown at olimpia@mit.edu 


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Exhibits, Community Event, Performing Arts

Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film

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MIT Community


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