On March 18, 2014, members of the original gender equity committees were invited to join with WGS faculty for a special tribute to Pres. Emeritus Charles M Vest, and to show collective appreciation for his contributions to gender equity at MIT.


Following this Tribute, WGS launched the Charles M. Vest Women in Stem Wikipedia Edit-a-thon@MIT, facilitated by Maia Weinstock of the New England Wikimedians user group. The Edit-a-thon was dedicated to improving and creating Wikipedia entries related to the history of women in the STEM fields.




MIT Chapel walkway, Photograph by Christopher Harting, September 9, 2013. Image taken from MIT CPS Photo Library: source