Women and Ideas in Engineering

The book, “Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories from Illinois” was inspired by a similar volume published in 1967 titled “Men and Ideas in Engineering – Twelve Histories from Illinois.” “Men and ideas” highlights “twelve accounts of men, events, and inventions in the hundred-year history of the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering”. The university’s sesquicentennial is the perfect time to complement “Men and Ideas” by releasing this companion book, which will share stories of female engineering alumni, their impact, and their visions.  The stories of these women have proved to be exhilarating and intriguing, and have challenged us to build upon our own stories. Some of these stories are being told for the first time, making us all the more excited for their release. We have marveled at the creativity, determination, brilliance, and hard work of these women, whose discoveries and inventions have benefited us all.

The stories of and reflections by the women in this book speak for themselves.

But Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories from Illinois does not end here.
There are still untold stories. And each day, there are new stories to tell.

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Book Appendices

Read the continuing story of women engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering under each major!

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