Thriving Stars


Women in STEM — A celebration of excellence and curiosity

April 19, 2024

An MIT Values event showcased three women’s career journeys and how they are paving the way for the next generation.

School of Engineering welcomes Songyee Yoon PhD ’00 as visiting innovation scholar

September 26, 2023

A visionary entrepreneur and innovator, Yoon will focus on entrepreneurship, supporting female engineers, and fostering inclusive innovation.

From left to right: Mantian Zue, Geeticka Chauhan, Hsin-Yu (Jane) Lai, and Sirma Orguc.

The Thriving Stars of Data-Driven Medical Diagnoses: early-career women share their professional discoveries and personal journeys on the cutting edge of healthcare and medical technology

June 7, 2023

Early-career women share their professional discoveries and personal journeys on the cutting edge of healthcare and medical technology

Thriving Stars panel: women leaders share career wisdom

March 1, 2023

This year’s panelists were: Jelena Notaros, Assistant Professor of EE in EECS at MIT; Neha Sardesai, senior application engineer of education at MathWorks; Lila Snyder, CEO of Bose Corporation; Grace Wang, litigating high tech patent attorney at Allen and Overy, LLC; and Songyee Yoon, president and chief strategy officer of video gaming giant NCSOFT.

6.9930 New Women in EECS Seminar: another fun semester of conversation and networking underway!

October 13, 2022

For the fall term 2022, 6.9930 New Women in EECS Seminar is off to a terrific start! The seminar, originally offered in 2005, is now starting its 18th

The Thriving Stars of AI

July 11, 2022

Four early-career researchers shared their work on improving the social outcomes of artificial intelligence and machine learning at a research summit hosted by EECS Thriving Stars.

Living better with algorithms

May 18, 2022

Graduate student Sarah Cen explores the interplay between humans and artificial intelligence systems, to help build accountability and trust.

$7 Million Gift from the Shiv Nadar Foundation Bolsters Undergraduate Research and Women in EECS

December 6, 2021

The gift will help establish the Vamasundari Devi Fellowship Fund to provide financial support to graduate students and will support the SuperUROP program, which provides undergraduates with two-semester research opportunities.

EECS Graduate Women’s Annual Research Summit Increases Research Visibility and Strengthens Community

November 30, 2021

Summit features the latest research of women and other underrepresented genders in MIT EECS, along with an opportunity to network, share experiences, and learn.

Thriving Stars: a new initiative to improve gender representation in EECS

October 13, 2021

MIT EECS unveils a new effort designed to encourage and support women on their journey to–and through–graduate study in computing and information technologies.