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Weekly Now: The History of Women in Engineering through an Association’s Eyes

March 16, 2021

Did you know that, in 1809, Mary Kies was the first woman to receive a patent in the United States? Or that the completion of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge was overseen by a woman, Emily Roebling, who didn't get credit for it until a century later?

March is Women's History Month, and the Society of Women Engineers is making sure that the public knows the important historic role of women in STEM fields.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the association built a timeline highlighting some of SWE’s own history, along with that of pioneering women in engineering. Formed in 1950 after a regional event at the Drexel Institute of Technology, SWE has grown to more than 40,000 members, both professional engineers and students.

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