MIT Speeches

by Rafael Reif
Apr 09, 2018Updated: May 15, 2018
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President Rafael Reif of MIT introduces the Millie Memorial and shares his memories of Millie.

Early Millie Session

by Paul Dresselhaus
Apr 10, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Paul Dresselhaus, Millie's son, reflects on his childhood and what it was like to grow up in Millie's house.
by Dennis Buss
Feb 21, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Dennis Buss, Millie's 3rd graduate student, remembers Millie's earliest research days, when she was "Just Millie".
by Mario Vecchi
Feb 28, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Mario Vecchi recalls his days as one of Millie's early graduate students, as well as the Dresselhaus family's trip to Venezuela to visit him.

Thermoelectrics Session

by John Stockholm
Feb 28, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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John Stockholm explains how the Navy's needs for quiet submarines helped inspire Millie to begin working in the field of thermoelectrics.
by Oded Rabin
Apr 06, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Oded Rabin describes what it was like to study thermoelectrics as part of Millie's group.
by Jos Heremans
Apr 09, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Jos Heremans recalls how Millie revitalized the field of thermoelectrics using a homework assignment.
by Gang Chen
Apr 06, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Gang Chen shares the story of his journey with Millie in the field of thermoelectrics.

Women in Science Session

by Laurie McNeil
Feb 14, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Laurie McNeil discusses Millie's role in creating the Climate for Women Site Visit Program, and improving the climate for women at universities.
by Aviva Brecher
Mar 10, 2018Updated: Jun 27, 2018
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Aviva Brecher remembers her mentor, Millie, and the memories they made together. She also reflects on what Millie meant to women students at MIT.
by Sheila E. Widnall
Feb 14, 2018
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Sheila Widnall talks about Millie's impact on MIT women faculty and students and her role in the Women's Forum and "What is Engineering" and other programs and committees.

Millie’s Research in Carbon Session

by Mario Hofmann
Mar 20, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Mario Hofmann describes Millie's collaboration family tree in carbon.
by Ado Jorio
Mar 20, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Ado Jorio summarizes Millie's adventures in carbon from the 1960's through 2017.
by Jean-Christophe Charlier
Apr 06, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Jean-Christophe Charlier talks about Millie's early years studying graphite, and about Millie's collaborations with Europe.
by Morinobu Endo
Apr 17, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Morinobu Endo reflects on his collaboration with Millie on carbon fibers.
by Riichiro Saito
Apr 05, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Riichiro Saito discusses his memories of Millie and Gene during the early days of nanotube research and the ongoing collaboration that he continued with them, over the years.
by Antonio G. Souza Filho
Feb 21, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Antonio G. Souza Filho shares some of his memories of his time in Millie's group and the work they did together on carbon.
by Jing Kong
Feb 28, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Jing Kong reflects on the memories she has with Millie, the things she and Millie discussed on their carpool, and on Millie's trips to China and their impact.
by Mauricio Terrones
Jun 28, 2018
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Mauricio Terrones talks about his memories of Millie and of the time he had to tell her, in the middle of a conference, that she had won the Kavli Prize.
by Ado Jorio
Mar 20, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Ado Jorio concludes the session on Carbon by discussing Millie's influence on the study of carbon in Brazil.

Millie Serving Society

by Michelle Buchanan
Apr 05, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Michelle Buchanan discusses the importance of giving back to society and their work together on the Hydrogen Economy study.
by Tony Cheetham
Apr 09, 2018Updated: Jun 27, 2018
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Tony Cheetham describes Millie's trips to Ras al-Khaimah and the impact those trips had to students (and women) in the Middle East.

Looking Forward

by Vladimir Bulovic
Apr 06, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Vladimir Bulovic talks about how MIT is planning to extend Millie's legacy through the MIT.nano building.
by Millie Dresselhaus
Sep 24, 2018Updated: Nov 02, 2018
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In honor of the establishment of the APS' Millie Dresselhaus Fund for Science and Society, we reprint an article from 1985 in which Millie reflects on her presidency of APS.

Closing Session

by Shirley Ann Jackson
Feb 14, 2018
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Shirley Jackson relates her own memories of Millie as a mentor and a friend.
by Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper
Mar 20, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
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Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper, Millie's granddaughter, recounts how Millie helped her forge pathways to her future.