G is for Kate Gleason – Engineer #AtoZChallenge

G is for Kate Gleason – Engineer

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Catherine Anselm “Kate” Gleason (1865 – 1933) was the daughter of William and Ellen McDermott Gleason. Her father was the owner of Gleason Works, a company that still holds prominence in making machine tools.

Catherine Anselm "Kate" Gleason (November 25, 1865 – January 9, 1933), American engineer and businesswoman

Catherine Anselm “Kate” Gleason (November 25, 1865 – January 9, 1933), American engineer and businesswoman

In her youth, she helped her father at Gleason Works, but in 1884 she became the first woman admitted to study engineering at Cornell University. She completed her studies at the Rochester Mechanics Institute, which is now called the Rochester Institute of Technology.

In 1914, Kate was the first woman elected to full membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

You can read more about Kate Gleason here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “G”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here’s another notable woman that was suggested to me:

Lena Golovena – Paleobotany

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