Remembering Inventor Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek, inventor and 1999 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award winner, passes away at age 90.

Stephanie KwolekStephanie 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.   





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