Young, Beautiful and an engineer…What?!

Yes that’s right ladies, you can be an engineer and still look beautiful, classy and not fall into any typical negative stereotype.

Though you may not be aware of this, woman have been involved in the engineering world as long  as men,
Lets just take a moment to look back at 5 of the most famous, great woman that have had a huge impact on our lives today,
– Marrie Curie, (who invented the “X-Ray”)
– Miriam Benjamin, (who invented the “Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels”)
Grace Hopper, (who invented the the first complier for a computer
programming language)
– Julie Newmar (who invented the lingerie named the “Nudemar”)
– Ann Moore. (who invented the “snugli Baby Carrier” )

Without these inspiring women, we would not have the comforts that we take for granted today.
Any of these women could be you! Imagine how great it would feel to know that what you have created today can change the lives of Billions of people tomorrow, your legacy will live on for decades.
They are the perfect example of the type of effect you can or will have on the future, if you have the talent, why put it to waste?

Hedy LemarHedy Folly, or as she’s famously known, Hedy Lamarr, is one of the most famous,influential, beautiful women in engineering.
Hedy started off as an actress in 1931 an soon became one of the most successful actresses of the late ’30s and early ’40s and was was known as “the most beautiful
woman in the world.”
For most of her life,her legacy was her beauty, she was credited with the line:  “Any girl can be glamorous.
All you have to do is stand still and look stupid”
Yet despite all of that, it is her contribution to science and technology that have had the most important and lasting impression, though little known outside the scientific commmunity.

“Hedy Lamarr was a phenomenally beautiful, intelligent, creative, witty, opinionated, passionate woman who believed strongly in cultivating inner strength. She was a visionary inventor twenty years ahead of her time.”

Hedy Lamarr helped to set the groundwork for some of the most revolutionary technology of our time. Her first invention was a “spread-spectrum radio” this was a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies.

The invention of her advanced technology has enabled the people of this generation to have created the likes of computers and mobile phones.

Without the strong influential engineering women most of the   Engineering men such as Alexander Graham Bell, Bill gates, Steve jobs, etc. would not be as famous as they are today.
It just goes to show that the saying “Behind every great man, is a smart woman who showed him the way” is correct.

“The world isn’t getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more… The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything – time to work, time to play, time to rest.” This is the reason why women engineers need to come forward and prove that woman are the same, if not better than men!

Student number: 508416

References
http://www.hedylamarr.org/vision.html

http://acelebrationofwomen.org/2013/02/famous-women-inventors-in-history-amanda-carlson/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbenjamin.htm




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