The following activities offer a fun and new way to learn about the history of women at MIT. Each worksheet can be downloaded and printed to enjoy with family members or students of various ages.
Answer keys are also included.
Find key word's related to the history of MIT's Women's Laboratory!
Courtesy of MIT Museum
Want to learn more about some of the terms in our word search? Below are links to some resource and archival collections that might be of interest!
MIT Technology Review, How the Institute Went Coed
Test out your crossword skills with these puzzles!
"Watercolor of entry," Records of Howe, Manning and Almy, Inc., and the papers of Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning O'Connor, and May Almy, MC 9, Box 27, MIT, Distinctive Collections, Cambridge, MA.
Learn more about the women architects in the puzzle by exploring the following links.
Boston Society for Architecture, Designing Women
MIT Technology Review, Constructing a place for female architects
MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Against All Odds, MIT's Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture
Department of Distinctive Collections, Watercolors by Eleanor Manning O'Connor
Pioneering Women of American Architecture, Sophia Gregoria Hayden Bennett
Pioneering Women of American Architecture, Marion Mahoney Griffin
MassMoments, Activist Florence Luscomb born
Try your hand at this other type of puzzle!
"Association of Women Students, 1893" Courtesy MIT Museum
Learn more about Cleofan and its female members using the below links.
The Tech, "Purposes of Cleofan, by Mrs. Richards"
MIT Story Highlights Timeline, Eta Sigma Mu
Coeducation at MIT: 1950s-1970s by Robert Gray
Dive into the stories of some MIT women and see if you can complete this scavenger hunt!
“100 Years of Women at MIT” Association of MIT Alumnae Records, MC 65, box 9. MIT, Distinctive Collections, Cambridge, MA.
Be inspired by women of the past who broke barriers to achieve success in STEM at MIT. These posters highlight their stories and demonstrate the challenges of being successful in traditionally male-dominated fields as well as their work to improve the lives of all Americans.