Courtesy of Energy.gov

385: Edith Clarke

The First Female Electrical Engineer

Born: 10 February 1883, Ellicott City, Maryland, United States of America

Died: 29 October 1959, Olney, Maryland, United States of America

Edith was also the first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas Austin (she was also the first female professor of electrical engineering in the United States).

She wrote circuit analysis for AC power systems and specialized in electrical power system analysis.

Edith was even the first woman to be awarded a degree in electrical engineering from MIT (a Master’s in 1919).

She was also the first woman elected a Fellow at the now Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Edith is also credited with inventing the graphing calculator. For this creation, she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Located In My Personal Library:

Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

Sources:

https://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/clarke.htm

https://www.invent.org/inductees/edith-clarke