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MIT Women's League

Breakfast Lecture Series

These relaxed, early-morning breakfast talks explore the role of women in the academy and on the cutting edge of research. All women affiliated with MIT are welcome to attend this popular series, which provides incomparable menus as well as stimulating guest speakers from the wealth of talent at the Institute. These informal talks offer the "story behind the story," personal accounts of the speaker's professional accomplishments. Breakfast lectures take place from 8 to 9 am to accommodate most workday schedules.

Some recent past speakers have included:

Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor; recipient of the US National Medal of Science and 23 honorary doctorates worldwide; recently named the winner of the Enrico Fermi award for scientific achievement by President Obama, and the 2012 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.

Professor Sara Seager, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Planetary Science; recognized in the media by Popular Science magazine's 5th Annual "Brilliant Ten" in 2006 and Discover Magazine's "20 Best Brains Under 40" in 2008.

Dr. Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). Paola was inspired by the plight of her hometown Venice to devote her professional life to understanding how and why coastal waters ebb and flow.

These programs usually take place in October and March in the Emma Rogers Room (10-340). See the Events Calendar for up-to-date information. These programs are usually in October and March.