Eugenia Kalnay (PhD ‘71) is a world-renowned meteorologist and the first woman to earn a PhD in Meteorology from MIT. Storied Women of MIT is a series of 60-second historical profiles of MIT faculty, students, researchers, and staff highlighting the role of women at the Institute from its founding to today.
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Learn more about another Storied Woman of MIT: Pauline Morrow Austin (PhD '42) who joined MIT's Weather Radar Research Project at its inception in 1946 and went on to direct the project from 1956-1979. Her pioneering work to interpret weather radar echoes laid the foundation for modern radar meteorology. Watch a video about her life and research.