8th Annual Erin M. Alyward Memorial Dinner

12/2: We gathered at Vincent's for a delicious dinner to celebrate the end of the year.

Thanksgiving & Elections

11/17: We elected the new presidents and enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner!

GW6 Research Summit

11/5: We hosted a research summit at the McGovern Institute to promote the research of women and gender minorities in MIT EECS.

Apple Picking

10/11: We ventured out to Honey Pot Hill to pick apples!

Sunset Cruise

9/11: We enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise around the Boston Harbor! [Photos]

Orientation Food Tour

8/30: We explored Cambridge's food scene on foot and had a picnic by the Charles River.

August Ice Cream Social

8/10: We enjoyed ice cream from J.P. Licks in the State Amphitheater.

Kayaking on the Charles

7/16: We kayaked on the Charles River!

Poetry Event

7/15: We chatted virtually with the National Youth Poet Laureate, Alexandra Huynh, about poetry and STEM.

June Ice Cream Social

7/16: We celebrated summer with (in person!) ice cream from Toscanini's at the Stata Amphitheater.

Escape Room

6/23: We sucessfully escaped from our virtual room at Escape Experience Chattanooga!

Spa Night

5/2: We practiced yoga together virtually with Toni Mar from UC Berkeley.

Trivia Night

4/9: A virtual trivia night with questions written by one of our very own GW6 Officers.

Paint Night

3/27: We painted together over Zoom.

EECS Visit Days Happy Hour

3/6: We hosted a virtual happy hour on Gather Town to welcome the newly admitted students to EECS at MIT.

Cultured Cooking Finale

2/28: We gathered for a (virtual) potluck to show off our favorite recipes and celebrate the conclusion of the cultured cooking program.

General Body Meeting

2/24: At our Spring Body Meeting, we discussed GW6's plans for the spring semester with 35 of our members over Zoom.

Past Events in 2020

Virtual Formal Night: A Night at the "Cinema"

5/29: We donned our fanciest garb to get in front of our computers together and watch the extremely highbrow 2004 classic: Mean Girls.

Book Club: Normal People

5/24: We got together (virtually) to discuss Sally Rooney's novel, Normal People.

Virtual Paint Night

5/15: We came together online to paint some masterpieces - guided by paint-by-numbers! We also discovered it takes a super long time to finish.

Community Chat: Virtual Yoga + Relaxation

5/8 We did a relaxing yoga session over Zoom.

Community Chat: BSO

5/1: Since we couldn't go to BSO in person, we listened to a streaming of their concerts online.

Community Chat: Online Board Games

4/24: A few rounds of Skribbl.io on a Friday afternoon.

Community Chat: Group Exercise

4/17: Nothing like having pandemic exercise buddies - we did a tough ab workout over Zoom.

Community Chat: Virtual Museum Tour

4/10: We explored the British Museum online, with a scavenger hunt to add a little competitive edge.

Community Chat: Show and Tell

4/3: In our first virtual Community Chat (in response to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic), GW6 students connected over Zoom to give a Show and Tell. We even had a surprise appearance from Leslie and her adorable dogs!

EECS Visit Days Happy Hour

3/07: We welcomed the new EECS womxn admits over drinks and snacks at Champions in the Mariott Hotel.

Ice Skating

2/29: We enjoyed a Saturday evening of ice skating at Skate @ Canal District Kendall, followed by a trip to Toscanini's (because it's never too cold for ice cream!)

General Body Meeting

2/21: In our Spring General Body Meeting, we discussed GW6's plans for the semester with around 30 of our members.

Welcome Lunch

2/10: We regrouped after the holiday break to discuss classes and our goals for the upcoming term. We wrote down our goals so we could see how we did at the end of the semester!

Past Events in 2019

MOSTEC Workshops

08/06: A group of GW6 students are gathering to teach two workshops for high school students.

Group Bike Ride

07/28: We celebrated summer with a long group ride along the Minuteman Bikeway.

Movie Night with Beyonce!

07/18: We ventured to the Common to watch The Lion King together.

Community Breakfast

07/10: We regrouped to eat breakfast together and discuss our vacations, conferences, and endless summer work.

Summertime Picnic

06/27: We gathered on a summer evening to picnic together and catch up.

Paint Night

05/15: We got together to paint masterpieces and disasters, with a visit from Prof. Julie Shah and little Luka as well!

End of Term Breakfast

05/08: We got together for a casual breakfast as the end of term was heating up.

Movie Night: RBG

04/17: We took over the CS classrooms to learn a little more about one of our favorite justices, RBG! All with mac and cheese pizza...

Spa Night

04/10: A classic GW6 leisure activity. We had massages, face masks, and polaroids to capture it all.

Dim Sum!

03/17: We ventured off campus for delicious dim sum and boba, and we enjoyed the lovely company.

Afternoon Tea with Prof. Stefanie Jegelka

03/12: Prof. Jegelka dished life and PhD advice to a group of GW6 women.

EECS Visit Days Dessert Reception

02/28: To welcome the newly admitted students to EECS at MIT, we hosted a dessert reception.

General Body Meeting

02/15: In our Spring General Body Meeting, we discussed GW6's plans for the year with around 40 of our members.

Afternoon Tea with Prof. Asu Ozdaglar

02/04: We sat down with department head Prof. Ozdaglar to discuss EECS student life.

IAP Welcome Back Lunch

01/23: We regrouped after the holiday break to discuss classes and our goals for the new year.

Past Events in 2018

Erin M. Alyward Memorial Dinner

12/13: We enjoyed a delicious end-of-the-year dinner with everyone at the Erin M. Alyward Memorial Community Dinner.

Winter Party

12/7: The presidents hosted a small party with chocolate and cheese to celebrate the end of the year.

Thanksgiving Dinner

11/15: We elected the new presidents and enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner!

Paint Night

11/8: We enjoyed a relaxing night of painting!

October Women in Tech Breakfast

10/23: We shared breakfast with Professor Caroline Uhler.

Fall Hike through Arnold Arboretum

10/20: We hiked throught the lovely Arboretum to see bonsai, coffee trees, the beautiful changing of the leaves and much more!

Sunset Cruise

9/15: We continued to welcome the new class of graduate women by taking a sunset cruise around Boston Harbor!

Fall General Body Meeting

9/13: We kicked off the new semester with our Fall General Body meeting where we will review the past year and look forwa rd to new events!

Welcome Waffle Breakfast

9/7: We welcomed our new first year PhD students with a waffle breakfast!

Picnic at MIT

8/11: While our lovely summer day was rained out, we enjoyed an indoor picnic with handmade picnic baskets and lots of games at MIT.

Kayaking in the Charles

7/14: As part of an annual tradition, we went kayaking in the Charles River!

Whale Watching Trip

6/23: We gathered at the Boston Harbor to take a boat ride where we saw a pair of whales (mother and child) flap around in the bay.

Movie Night: Ocean's 8

6/14: We went to see the female-center hiest comedy "Ocean's 8" in theaters, with a quick fro-yo stop afterwards.

Escape the Room

5/3: Members of GW6 used their wits to successfully escape the room at Trapology!

Massage and Manicure Study Break

4/25: To relaxe before final period, we threw a little party with cake, masseuses and nail polish!

April Women in Tech Breakfast

4/20: We hosted a breakfast with Professor Vivienne Sze, where we talked about life as a graduate student, as a researcher in industry and as a faculty member!

March Women in Tech Breakfast

3/16: We hosted a breakfast with Professor Williams, where she shared some of her fascinating life story and lessons learned!

Visit Day Pre-Breakfast and Coffee Hour

3/8: We hosted a pre-breakfast for the visit female admits and the co-hosted a coffee hour.

Spring Paint Night

2/23: We channeled our creative energy for a night of painting, complete with cookies and bubble tea.

Spring General Body Meeting

2/13: Welcome back to MIT! We sat down for lunch and a review of the upcoming GW6 event calendar!

Ice Skating and Dancing Lessons

1/27: During IAP we participated in lessons in how to ice skate and the basics on ice dancing!

Past Events in 2017

Erin M. Aylward Community Dinner

12/14: We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends at our annual Erin M. Aylward Community Dinner!

GW6 Thanksgiving Dinner

11/16: Congratulations to our new co-presidents next year: Rachel Holladay, Nili Persits, and Vibhaalakshmi Sivaraman

Snack and Coloring with Women in EECS

11/9: We partnered with the undergraduate women in EECS to have a relaxing evening of snack and coloring books.

Afternoon Tea with Daniela Rus

11/7: We enjoyed afternoon tea with Professor and CSAIL Director Daniela Rus!

Fall Hiking Trip

10/21: We took a morning hike in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, around a small lake! We then grabbed lunch nearby afterwards!

Sunset Cruise with New Graduate Students

9/9: Kick off the school year with a sunset cruise in the Libery Clipper around Boston Harbor!

Fall General Body Meeting

9/8: Welcome to MIT! Come have lunch with GW6, meet new people, and learn about the events we have planned for the fall!

Stargazing Night

8/29: GW6 is partnering with Professor Amanda Bosh from EAPS for dinner and stargazing! Join us at the Marlar lounge (37-252) at 7PM for dinner and stargazing after.

Kayaking and dinner

7/28: We enjoyed a lovely summer night kayaking on the Charles, followed by dinner!

Wellness picnic

7/6: We had a delicious picnic while learning about wellness and healthy eating!

Bowling Night

4/13: GW6 is going bowling at Flatbread Company (45 Day St, Somerville MA). Come join us for a fun night out!

April Women in Tech Breakfast

4/14: Join us for breakfast with Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams!

Hidden Figures Movie and Dinner

3/17: We enjoyed dinner from Clover and saw the inspritational film "Hidden Figures" at MIT's LSC!

March Women in Tech Breakfast

3/10: We had a wonderful breakfast with Professor Leslie Kolodziejski!

Paint Night

2/16: We had a fun night with refreshments, friends, and painting! [Facebook album]

Spring General Body Meeting

2/7: We started the spring semester with a delicious lunch and chat about the events we have planned for this year!

Past Events in 2016

Erin M. Aylward Community Dinner

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and beautiful view at our annual Erin M. Aylward Community Dinner!

GW6 Thanksgiving Dinner

Congratulations to our new co-presidents next year: Irene Chen, Xianglin Flora Meng, and Helen Xu!

GW6 Comm Lab Elevator Pitch Workshop + Sushi

We enjoyed an interesting talk about elevator pitch and practiced together!

GW6 Hiking Trip

We had a wonderful hiking trip! [Facebook album]

GW6 Outlet Trip

We went shopping at Wrentham outlets. We are now well prepared for the coming winter! [Facebook album]

GW6 Orientation lunch and general body meeting

We had our Fall GW6 general body meeting lunch and introduced our events.

Bubble Soccer with Bubble Tea

We enjoyed a fun game of bubble soccer and doubled the joy with bubble tea! [Facebook album]

Kayak and Sushi

08/19: We had a wonderful time kayaking along Charles river and eating sushi together! What a beautiful day of summer! [Facebook album]

Movie Night

07/18: We went to see The Secret Life of Pets together at Boston AMC Loews. Summer is great! [Facebook album]

Massage Night

05/13: We had a massage night on May 13 to destress from the finals!

April Lunch with Professor Polina Golland

04/26: We had lunch with Professor Polina Golland and asked lots of questions about being in academia! [Facebook album]

BSO Outing

04/12: We went to a BSO concert on April 12! [Facebook album]

Room Escape

04/02: We enjoyed a fun game "Escape the Room", and solved lots of puzzles together! [Facebook album]

Visit Day Breakfast

03/12: We made homemade waffles and met some awesome female EECS graduate admits! [Facebook album]

Paint Night

02/26: We painted some nice paintings with one of MIT's art instructors Nicole Tariverdian! [Facebook album]

Spring Kickoff and General Body Meeting

02/09:We kicked off the spring semester with a delicious lunch. Please send us your ideas and feedback on the events we proposed this year! [Facebook album]

Past Events in 2015

Erin M. Aylward Holiday Outing and Community Dinner

12/13: We watched an exciting Boston Pops Holiday Concert, followed by a networking dinner in memory of the life and contributions of Erin M. Aylward (SM 2006). [Facebook album]

Thanksgiving Dinner and Presidential Elections

11/19: We shared an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner and congratulated next year's co-presidents Many, Anny, and Zi![Facebook album]

Women in Tech: Lunch with Dr. Jennifer Listgarten

11/03: Dr. Jennifer Listgarten from Microsoft Research gave a great talk about her work on Methods for Genome and Epigenome-Wide Association Studies. [Facebook album]

Hiking Trip

10/12: We went on a coastal hike at the Odiorne Point State Park and lobster tasting at the Chauncey Creek Lob ster Pier on Columbus Day! Three cheers for Prof. Leslie Kolodziejski and Janet Fischer for giving us the opportunity to havesuch a nice day out! [Facebook album]

Outlet Trip

09/26: We went shopping at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets! [Facebook album]

Orientation Lunch & General Body Meeting

09/18: We kicked off the fall semester over a delicious lunch welcoming the new and returning students. [Facebook Album]


Summer Kayaking & Dim Sum

08/22: We went kayaking on the Charles River from the Charles River Canoe & Kayak near Kendall Square, followed by a delicious dim sum brunch at Hei La Moon. [Facebook album]

Movie Night - Minions

07/30: We went to the Boston Common AMC Lowes to watch the movie Minions![Facebook album]

Graduation Lunch

06/03: We celebrated this year's female EECS graduates over a nice lunch! [Facebook album]

Frisbees & Froyo

05/22: We enjoyed a lazy Friday afternoon of playing frisbee and eating froyo in the spring sunshine. [Facebook album]

Paint Night

05/07: We painted some nice paintings with one of MIT's art instructors Nicole Tarivedian! [Facebook album]

Women in Tech: Lunch with Dr. Farzana Khatri

04/09: EECS alumna Dr. Farzana Khatri from MIT Lincoln Labs came to talk about her experiences as a woman in Tech. [Facebook album]

Bowling Night

03/19: We went to Kings Boston for bowling and dinner. It was indeed a fun night with good company. [Facebook album]

Visit Day Breakfast

03/07: We made homemade waffles and met some awesome female EECS graduate admits! [Facebook album]

Jewelry Making Night

02/24: We unleashed our creativity and made some awesome jewelry pieces. [Facebook album]