Famous Women Engineers

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Famous Women Engineers ChE201 – Fall, 2004 Grace Murray Hopper – PhD from Yale in 1934, developed 1 st computer compiler as a research fellow at Harvard’s Computation Laboratory, invented COBOL programming language, first women Admiral in US Navy, oldest person ever to retire from US Navy, invented the term “computer bug”, visionary about use of computers in the public sector, first US citizen to become a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society Barbara Johnson – NASA aeronautical engineer responsible for moon landing, only woman on the engineering team Bonnie Dunbar – NASA astronaut from Sunnyside, WA; BS in Ceramic Engineering from UW; PhD from U. Houston; developed ceramic tiles to protect space capsules on re- entry at Rockwell before joining NASA; named Rockwell Space Division Engineer of the Year; flew on several NASA space missions Judith Resnik – NASA astronaut with a PhD in EE, mission specialist on a space flight Beatrice Hicks – degrees in both chemical and electrical engineering, founding member and first president of SWE which now has 16,000 members, first woman engineer hired by Western Electric Co, developed sensing devices Ellen Swallow Richards – pioneer in the field of environmental engineering, conducted first water quality studies of Massachusetts waters in 1870, developed methods still being used today, known as the “mother of environmental engineering” Mary Walton – British technologist in late 1800’s, developed a method to detect smoke emissions, developed methods to reduce train noise that was purchased by the New York railroad system Margaret Engels – first woman to get master’s degree in mechanical engineering, worked for Carrier Corp designing better air conditioning systems, wrote books on the subject Katherine Stinson – inspired by Amelia Earhart she became the first woman to get BS in ME with Aero Option from NC State, first female engineer to work for the Civil
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