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Girl Scouts from Girl Scout Engineering Saturday Share their Favorite Women Inventors

 

Inventor's Name: Martha CostonMartha Coston

  1. She was born in the year: 1826
  2.  She died in the year: 1886
  3. She lived in the city of: Baltimore
  4. Her major achievement in science is: The signal flare
  5. This achievement occurred in: 1859
  6. She became interested in science when: After her husband died
  7. One struggle she faced during her career was: they were very hard and expensive to make
  8. She was able to turn failures into successes by: using pyrotechnics
  9. We like this inventor because:
    • Because she saved the lives in the civil war
    • she was able to make a difference even though she was a widow with children.
    • she saved lives during shipwrecks

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Inventor's Name: Sally FoxSally Fox

  1. She was born in the year: 1955
  2. he died in the year: still alive
  3. She lived in the city of: Palo Alto, California
  4. Her major achievement in science is: Naturally Colored Cotton
  5. This achievement occurred in: 1982
  6. She became interested in science when: The peace corps sent Sally Fox to Gambia in West Africa to observe the extensive misuse of pesticides.

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Inventor's Name: Dr. Mae JemisonMae Jemison

  1. She was born in the year: 1956
  2. She died in the year: still currently living
  3. She lived in the city: Chicago
  4. Her major achievement in science: First African American Women in Space
  5. This achievement occurred in: 1992
  6. She became interested in science in at an early age, she attended Stanford University at age 16, received a doctor medicine degree from Cornell
  7. One struggle she faced during her career
  8.  She was able to turn failures into successes by
  9. We like this inventor because:
    • she wanted to improve the status, quality, and image of the scientist
    • SHE WENT TO SPACE!!!!!
    • she traveled to many countries such as Cuba and Kenya
    • she is 50

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Inventor's Name: Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr

  1. She was born in the year: 1913
  2. She died in the year: 2000
  3. She lived in the city of: Altamante Springs, Florida
  4. Her major achievement in science is: Cellular Phone Technology from Radio Channels
  5. This achievement occurred in: 1938
  6. She became interested in science when: 1932
  7. One struggle she faced during her career was: A divorce and problems with the invention.
  8. She was able to turn failures into successes by: Not giving up.
  9. We like this inventor because:
    • She's smart
    • Hard working
    • She made it in Hollywood

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Inventor's Name: Grace HopperGrace Hopper

  1. She was born in the year: 1906
  2. She died in the year: 1992
  3. She was born in: New York City but traveled most of her life
  4. Her major achievement in science is: She worked on the Navy's first computers and built  the Mark I and Mark II computers
  5. This achievement occurred in: starting in 1944
  6. She became interested in science when: she was 7 years old and took apart alarm clocks.
  7. One struggle she faced during her career was: she was too old and underweight to serve in the Navy.
  8. She was able to turn failures into successes by: continually perusing her career in the Navy.
  9. We like this inventor because:
    • She was the first woman to reach the rank of Admiral in the navy
    •  She served in WWII
    •  She was in the Navy for 43 years

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This information provided by: Samantha Martin and Katie Clarke