June 21, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek won the 1999 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award for her technological invention of Kevlar® - one of the most widely used materials that saves countless lives. The Lemelson-MIT Program remembers her inventive achievements. 

"Stephanie Kwolek's invention will continue to save the lives of first responders. She is a role model for what women can achieve in science and technology," says Joshua Schuler, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program.