Women inventors everyone should know about
While working as a chemist at DuPont’s Buffalo, New York, facility in the 1960s, Stephanie Kwolek was researching polymers, says Edmonds.
Katharine Blodgett was the first woman to receive a PhD in physics at England’s Cambridge University.
Patricia Bath is an American ophthalmologist who has given the gift of sight to many with her invention.
Yvonne C. Brill:
Yvonne C. Brill was a Canadian-American aerospace engineer rocket scientist, according to Fourtané.
Made by steeping a cloth bag of coffee grounds in a pot of boiling water, coffee was thick with grounds.
This Austrian-born American film actress was also an inventor during World War II.
In 1943, Admiral Grace Hopper joined the military and was stationed at Harvard University, where she worked on IBM’s Harvard Mark I computer.
Bette Nesmith Graham:
Like all secretaries in the 1950s, Bette Graham had to retype an entire page on her typewriter if she made a mistake.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson:
This woman inventor is an American theoretical physicist. Her research from the 1970s is behind many modern-day telecommunications technologies.