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Historic Women in Energy!

  • 1848 Maria Mitchell, an American scientist, became the first female member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences after her discovery of a comet the year before.
  • 1876 Elizabeth Bragg was the first woman to graduate with a civil engineering degree in the United States. She earned that distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1903 Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for Physics and her second in 1911 in Chemistry for her groundbreaking work on radiation.


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