How to enhance young female scientists' success

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Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus
MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lecture and Subsequent Discussion

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at HG G 19.2

Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, known as the «queen of carbon science», is a professor of physics and electrical engineering (emerita) at MIT. She has made promoting opportunities for women in science and engineering a high priority throughout her career. Thus far, she has graduated over 60 Ph.D. students.

Reflecting upon her experiences as a woman in physics, Professor Dresselhaus says, "When I first started at Hunter College - that was pretty much a women's college, so I had the idea that women could study physics as well as men. When I got to Cambridge University, there were only a few women but we were doing alright. I didn't really know I wasn't supposed to do physics until I joined the mainstream. When I got my degree in 1958 it was pretty lonely - we [women] were only two percent of the physics community then.”

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