National Engineers Week Salutes Womens History Month
In celebration of March as Women's History Month, our featured engineers and scientists were:
- The first American woman to receive a degree in engineering (from the University of California, Berkeley, in civil engineering).
- Wrote a scientific paper in 1843 that anticipated the development of computer software, artificial intelligence, and computer music..
Ada Byron Lovelace
- Pioneered the field of environmental engineering with her groundbreaking research in water contamination in 1870.
Ellen Swallow Richards
- The inventor of the windshield wiper.
- Inventor of the insulated train car, cooled with ice, that allowed for the first time the long-distance transportation of perishable food.
Mary Engle Pennington
- Discovered the polymade solvent which led to the production of "Kevlar."
- The inventor of the Barbie doll.
- The 1985 flight engineer on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. A civil/environmental engineer, now Project Manager for an innovative satellite program that monitors the health of global oceans.
Dr. Mary L. Cleave
- The Secretary of the Air Force, formerly head of MITs Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory.
Dr. Sheila E. Widnall
- Invented an anti-jamming device for use against Nazi radar.
Check this space soon for a new MysterE puzzler.
You can still find the solution to our previous contest, Myster "e" mystery match-ups, and contest winner, mechanical engineer Susan Dillon.
Read about our two former MysterE guests Alfred Hitchcock and Rowan Atkinson.