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National Inventors Hall of Fame

Mothers Of Invention

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Kwolek was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her invention of Kevlar. At the induction, she was escorted to the stage by a policeman whose Kevlar bulletproof vest had saved his life.

Oh, Baby!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The woman who advocated for 50 years for newborn hearing screening, died -- after seeing the screening she advocated for implemented for almost every infant born in a hospital in the U.S. I started thinking about women whose accomplishments helped improve the health of newborns.

National Medalists

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Yvonne C. Brill received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in October 2011 "for innovation in rocket propulsion systems for geosynchronous." Other women have received these medals, also for groundbreaking accomplishments.

Chemistry She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Learn about more she-roes and celebrate amazing women like these five women in science. As a practicing electrical engineer, I know that I benefited from the actions of these trailblazing women.

From Christmas Seals to Kevlar

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Knowing how important it is to write women back into history, I am pleased to be able to share the stories of great Delaware -- and American -- women, all of whom have a place in the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.