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Engineering Heroes: Shaping Our World, One Design at a Time


Female engineer working on machine

In the realm of engineering, countless individuals have left indelible marks on society. Today, we'd like to shine a spotlight on a few engineers who have not only made significant contributions to their fields but have also broken barriers and opened doors for aspiring engineers, especially women.



Hedy Lamarr

First, we honor Hedy Lamarr, an actress turned inventor who co-developed a frequency-hopping signal during World War II. This technology is a precursor to modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies. 



Stephanie Kwolek

Next is Stephanie Kwolek, a chemist who invented Kevlar, the lightweight, high-strength material used in bulletproof vests and other protective gear.



Mae Jemison

We also recognize Mae Jemison, an engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut, who became the first African American woman to travel in space.


At Nyla Nova STEMversity®, we stand on the shoulders of these giants, empowering the next generation of engineers, particularly girls, to make their mark on the world.



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