Ellen Swallow Richards '70, MIT chemist and coiner, in 1892, of the term, "ecology," spoke on "The Education and Occupations of the Twentieth Century Woman," calling for more general and thorough study of science in women's colleges.  An instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an alumnae trustee, Richards, said The Vassar Miscellany, "introduced her subject by tracing women's occupations and opportunities to the present day." More thorough scientific education for women was important,  The Miscellany reported, "especially in consideratioin of the important position in the world to be occupied by the twentieth century woman."