Katharine Burr Blodgett

Katherine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) Katharine Burr Blodgett was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, in 1926. After receiving her master’s degree, she was hired by General Electric, where she invented low-reflectance “invisible” glass. Once introduced, nonreflective lenses were used for projectors and cameras by the post-war movie industry. Blodgett’s glass was also used for submarine periscopes and airplane spy cameras during World War II. Continue reading Katharine Burr Blodgett


There are so many stories about people in engineering and other STEM fields that have made significant contributions to the world we live in. Here are just a few… Six Women Who Paved the Way for Female Engineers and Architects history of women working in traditionally male-dominated fields. Beginning with the changing cultural sentiments that allowed females to seek work in the construction industry during the Industrial… Day in the Life of Civil Engineer Kelly Fearon – All Together As a civil engineer, I don’t have a typical day. I love that my job allows me to be creative and … Continue reading people

agricultural engineering

from SWENext K-8 Newsletter October 2018 ** shared with online k-8 engineering project Agricultural Engineering Every month, we feature a different type of engineer so that you can see all the ways that engineers improve our world. This month, we focus on Agricultural Engineering. It’s Harvest time…but first the crops have to grow! Agricultural Engineers find ways to get crops the proper nutrients, design harvesting machinery, or work on the disposal of agricultural wastes. Modern Agriculture is a high-tech industry. Agricultural Engineers work with production facilities, food engineering, physical and chemical properties of materials, power, waste, and water management and … Continue reading agricultural engineering


Martha Coston | Civil War Women Coston decided to market her flares in Europe. She set sail for England in August, 1859. She secured patents in England, France, Holland, Austria, Denmark, Italy and Sweden. She remained in Europe… Marion Mahony Griffin | Pioneering Women of American Architecture “America’s (and perhaps the world’s) first woman architect who needed no apology in a world of men.” Her career, which included important collaborations with Frank Lloyd Wright Hearst Castle Architect Julia Morgan next 28 years, Morgan supervised nearly every aspect of construction at Hearst Castle including the purchase of everything from Spanish antiquities … Continue reading women


Denice Denton – Wikipedia Denice Dee Denton (August 27, 1959 – June 24, 2006) was an American professor of electrical engineering and academic administrator. She was the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz Beatrice Hicks – Wikipedia … Continue reading women

marine biologist

Profiles DiscoverE Names Two Community-Minded ASCE Members to 2017 New Faces of Engineering | ASCE News “This academic year, Kovalchuk has been researching ways to reduce flood risk in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta through subsidence reversal in constructed wetlands. … Continue reading marine biologist