Katherine Blodgett (1898 – 1979)

She graduated from the Rayson School at the age of 15 in 1913 and won a scholarship to Bryn Mawr College. She received a master’s degree in chemistry from University of Chicago. She was the first woman to win a Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge in 1926. She was also the first woman to work in the General Electric Laboratory in New York and had 8 patents to her name.

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