Female Civil Engineers

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Emily Warren Roebling
(Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.)

Emily Warren Roebling
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Birthdate: September 23, 1843
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cold Spring, New York
Died: February 28, 1903

Apart from being a socialite, Emily Warren Roebling was also a skilled engineer. She took over the reins of designing the Brooklyn Bridge when her husband, the chief engineer of the project, Washington Augustus Roebling, was rendered bedridden. She went against the grain and earned a law certificate, too.

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Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
(Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights Activists)

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
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Birthdate: September 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basingstoke
Died: January 18, 1971

One of the first female engineers in the US, Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was also a leading suffragist and the granddaughter of women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was also the first woman to graduate in engineering from Cornell and sued the ASCE for denying her a full-membership.

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Claire Barratt
(Archaeologist, Mechanical Engineer)

Claire Barratt
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: England

While she initially studied engineering, Claire Barratt later gained fame as an industrial archaeologist. She has a degree in conservation of industrial heritage. She also has a parallel career as a TV presenter and has been part of shows such as Salvage Squad and Britain's Secret Treasures.

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Aisha Mohammed Mussa
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Derg, Ethiopia

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Olive Dennis
(Civil Engineer)

Olive Dennis
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Birthdate: November 20, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United States of America
Died: November 5, 1957

Olive Dennis was an American engineer whose innovations played a huge role in making railways what it is today. The first female member to become a part of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Olive Dennis is credited with introducing comforts, such as stain-resistant upholstery, ceiling lights, and air-conditioned compartments in passenger cars.  

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Elmina Wilson
(First Lady of Structural Engineering)

Elmina Wilson
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Birthdate: September 29, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 2, 1918

Elmina Wilson was an American civil engineer best known as the first American female to successfully complete a four-year degree in civil engineering. Wilson then went on to become the first female professor to work and teach engineering at the prestigious Iowa State University (ISU) after receiving the first master's degree in civil engineering.

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Ana Maria Flores
(Politician)

Ana Maria Flores
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Birthdate: July 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sucre, Bolivia
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Maria Cristina Pineda Suazo
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Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Honduran