We are all still mourning the tragic loss of Kaitlin Goldstein, who was one of our PhD candidates in the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture. Greatly saddened by the news of her death in India, we give our deepest condolences to her family and friends. For those that knew Kate, she was unfailingly generous in helping others both in the classroom and beyond the walls of MIT. Whether it was teaching a fellow classmate how to solve a differential equation or encouraging participation in conferences to solve energy issues in the U.S. and other countries, Kate was a positive and kind citizen of MIT and the world.
As an MIT Energy Fellow and Fellow of the Martin Family Society for Sustainability, Kate was a role model in her contributions and dedication to energy efficiency. She was a student member of the Energy Education Task Force and highly active in activities of the Campus Energy Task Force. She also took leading roles in the MIT ASHRAE Student Chapter, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA) and was particularly active in bringing women together as a member of the MIT Energy Club's Women in Energy community. We will continue to feel Kate’s presence across campus in all that she did to bring kindness to the everyday and awareness of the environmental issues of tomorrow.
We invite you to share your memories of Kate with others here. We also encourage you to participate in the ‘Kindness for Kate’ project where those inspired to commit an act of kindness on behalf of Kate can share it with her family, friends and members of the MIT community.
- J. Meejin Yoon
- Head, Department of Architecture