2016 Centennial Circle Forumadmin2017-03-24T14:17:35+00:00
Centennial Circle Forum
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Women in Science Project at Dartmouth
April 14-16, 2016
Heidi Williams ’03
Heidi Williams ’03 is an economist and the Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2015, Heidi was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for her research on patents and innovations in health care markets. At Dartmouth she was a Women in Science Project intern, a Truman Scholar, a Rhodes Scholar, and was among Glamour magazine’s 2002 “Top College Women,” a list of the “10 most likely to succeed at anything.”
Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, is a leading innovator, artist, educator and designer whose works have included everything from game-inspired art to commercial games that shift people’s thinking about biases and stereotypes. Flanagan established the internationally recognized game research laboratory Tiltfactor in 2003 to invent “humanist” games and take on social problems through games. At Tiltfactor, designers create and research catchy games that teach or transform “under the radar” using psychological principles.
For 25 years, the Women In Science Project at Dartmouth has provided undergraduate and graduate women with mentors and role models in the sciences, academic support, information on educational and career opportunities, and a valuable internship with hands-on research experience.
By her own admission, Mary Albert, Thayer ’83, wears many hats in the pursuit of her three loves: education, science, and engineering. The common threads running through them are ice and snow. Albert has been on the Dartmouth faculty for five years, but her history with the institution is much longer. She spent 30 years just up the road as a senior research engineer at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and she earned a pair of degrees from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
The annual Centennial Circle of Dartmouth Alumnae Award recognizes a woman or man whose pioneering efforts and professional achievements have had a significant impact on the advancement of women and the pursuit of a better world. This year’s award is being designed and created by Dartmouth jewelry studio artist-in-residence, Case Hathaway-Zepeda ’09.