In 1920, Olive Wetzel Dennis became only the second woman to obtain a Civil Engineering degree from Cornell. She was also first female member of the American Railway Engineering Association, and a few of her many innovations included seats that could partially recline; ceiling lights that could be dimmed at night, and air conditioned compartments. Other rail carriers followed suit, and buses and airlines then had to upgrade their level of comfort in order to compete with the railroads.
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STEM Sussex asked Francesca Loader, a 23 year-old recent graduate with a master's degree in Civil Engineering at Brunel University, about studying engineering and what advice she would give to others. http://www.sparxx.org.uk/1/post/2017/02/-building-towards-your-career-francesca-loaders-story.html
Higher education choices such as a civil engineering degree "can help craft a generation of green-savvy inventors and designers" who have the potential to change the ways we live environmentalleader.com/2016/09/how-a-green-consciousness-can-revolutionize-our-communities #GoGreenerHomes
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney (1883-1971) - The granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Nora was the first woman in America to receive a degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to being an active Suffragist, she worked her entire life in private and public companies as an architect, engineer, inspector and structural-steel designer.