Celebrating 125 Years of Women at MIT 1873 —1998

Technology Women

Mabel Clapp Lord and Mary Baker Strong 1897, geology field trip 1896

Women were about 6 percent of the total enrollment by the mid-1890's. Bachelor Degrees had been awarded to women in Architecture (1888), Chemistry (1873), Biology (1889) Physics (1888), General Science (1885), and Geology (1891)

Many alumnae were practitioners in the fields ESR helped form.

Public Health


Environmental Quality

Home Economics


Prof Magaret Maltby 1891 The 1916 register showed that 10% of the early MIT alumnae were or had been college professors or instructors, including:



Lois Lilley Howe 1888

Many were architects.

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