Women's History Month Spotlight: Stephanie Kwolek
(KFVS) - It's Women's History Month and #WomenYouShouldHaveHeardOf has been trending on Facebook and Twitter.
Here's a woman you may not have heard of: Stephanie
, the inventor of Kevlar.
Kwolek is the daughter of Polish immigrants, who wanted to be a doctor, and took a job with Dupont as a chemist to earn enough money to go to medical school. She ended up working for Dupont for 40 years.
She invented Kevlar while trying to create a new kind light-weight tire.
For her discovery, Kwolek was awarded the DuPont's
In 1995 she became the fourth woman to be added to the
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