The Legacy of Mildred Dresselhaus

November 09, 2017

The Legacy of Mildred Dresselhaus
Celebrating the Queen of Carbon Science

It is a great honor to invite you to campus on Sunday, November 26, 2017 as we celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus. 

Researchers, collaborators, friends, and family will convene in Cambridge for an exploration of Millie’s contributions to science and society. From her early years through nanomaterials in thermoelectrics, carbon, and her leadership in improving the climate for women in STEM, we’ll examine all aspects of Millie’s service to the global science community.

Symposium registration is complimentary. We hope you will be able to gather with us for a joyful afternoon of looking back on our beloved Millie’s contributions—and looking forward through her legacy at the future of science.  


Martin A. Schmidt,

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Symposium 1:30–5:00 pm, Huntington Hall (MIT Room 10-250)

  • Posters and Reception 5:00-7:30pm, Lobby 13
  • Program, registration, and accommodations information available at

Please register by November 19, 2017.

If you wish to make a memorial gift in Millie’s name, please learn more from the MIT Annual Fund.

For those unable to join us in Cambridge, the webcast stream will begin shortly before 1:30 pm on 11/26.