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Edith Clarke (Feb 10, 1883 – Oct 29, 1959), electrical engineer

E dith Clarke was an important figure in the field of electrical engineering. In 1921, she patented a graphing calculator used to solve power transmission line problems, and she was later involved in offering electrical engineering solutions

for dam building. She was the first woman to earn a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and went on to teach electrical engineering later in her career. Her inventions, including the graphing calculator, are still used today.

Page of the patent for the Clarke calculator

Edith was the first female electrical engineer and the first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Photo: U.S. Patent Office

She wrote Circuit Analysis of A-C Power Systems

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Profile for Zars Media

2019 WICE Magazine  

2019 WICE awards and summit summary.

2019 WICE Magazine  

2019 WICE awards and summit summary.

Profile for zarsmedia