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Mildred Dresselhaus personal archives

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0281

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of a cassette tape of a lecture given by Mildred Dresselhaus as part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Independent Activities Period (IAP) Faculty Lecture Series on January 25, 1989 on her personal life and her life as a woman in the field of physics. The title is “Reflections on a Career in Science and Technology,”


  • 1989


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Mildred Dresselhaus (November 11, 1930 – February 20, 2017) was Institute Professor, and Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita at the Massachusetts Institutute of Technology (MIT).

Recent honors and awards include:

Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2014 von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society, 2013 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, 2012 Enrico Fermi Award, 2012 Vannevar Bush Award, 2009 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, 2009 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society, 2008 Oersted Medal, 2007 L'Oréal UNESCO Award for Women in Science, 2007 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment, 2005 IEEE Founders Medal Recipients, 2004 Karl T. Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics, American Institute of Physics, 2001 Medal of Achievement in Carbon Science and Technology, American Carbon Society, 2001 Honorary Member of the Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000 National Materials Advancement Award of the Federation of Materials Societies, 2000 Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, February 2000 Nicholson Medal, American Physical Society, March 2000 Weizmann Institute's Millennial Lifetime Achievement Award, June 2000 SGL Carbon Award, American Carbon Society, 1997 National Medal of Science, 1990


3.0 Cassette(s) (1 container)

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Mildred Dresselhaus, an oral history conducted in 2013 by Kelsey Irvin, IEEE History Center, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

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