On Monday, November 28, HKN held its semesterly Women’s Faculty Dinner! Over twenty undergraduate women enjoyed a dinner in MIT’s Mezzanine Lounge and had the opportunity to speak with three women on MIT’s faculty.
Tamara Broderick, an assistant professor at CSAIL, discussed her interests in Bayesian inference, her experiences attending graduate school in the UK and at UC Berkeley, and spread the word about Women in Machine Learning, a workshop she runs in parallel with the Neural Information Processing Systems conference. Leslie Kolodziejski, a professor in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, spoke to her research experience in optoelectronic devices and provided invaluable advice regarding applying to graduate school. Katrina LaCurts, a lecturer for the immensely popular undergraduate courses 6.02 and 6.033, described her experience with systems research, provided insight into the nuances of the Course 6 curriculum, and learned about the hobbies of many of her current and former students.
All in all, participants walked away excited to have met women in EECS – both students and professors – with an incredibly diverse set of interests and accomplishments. Stay on the lookout for HKN’s next Women’s Faculty Dinner next Spring!