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Know Your Women Inventors

In the worlds of invention, famous female inventors have mostly contributed enormously throughout the history. Indeed, female inventors have contributed a lot in our daily life since most of their inventions have been used in our homes which includes automatic dishwasher and life saving medical inventions.

A brief look at some famous and not-so-famous women inventors.

Josephine Garis Cochran is a famous female inventor and has truly contributed a lot especially in our homes, Josephine has been known for inventing the first ever practical mechanical dishwasher last 1886. Mrs. Cochran was very wealthy and held a lot of dinner parties. Although she had servants to do the dishes, she was unhappy about how long it took and how many dishes the servants chipped. It is said that she once exclaimed, “If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I’ll do it myself!”
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Thus, Mrs. Cochran built one for herself. After Mrs. Cochran has built a dishwashing machine for herself, her friends saw what she did and so, they got impressed with what she did so they also ask her to make a machine for them. After she made a dishwashing machine for her friends, many people have learned about it and so, many restaurants and hotel are ordering from her. Before she was able to produce a lot of machines, she got a patent on her design. She won the highest award at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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Because her friends have been spreading words about how brilliant her invention is, a lot of hotels and restaurants have been ordering from her causing her to become a talked about inventor in Chicago. She got her design licensed before she was able to produce more machines. She received the highest award at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago after showcasing her brilliant invention which is the automatic dishwashing machine.

Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut and Female Inventor.

Ellen Ochoa born on May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA., received her bachelor of science degree in physics from San Diego State University, and a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Ellen Ochoa has invented something that can help the optics since she developed an optical system design to detect imperfections in repeating patterns. Patented in 1987, this system is used for quality control in manufacturing. Ellen Ochoa gained three patents up to this very moment.

Aside from Ochoa’s inventions, she also worked at NASA as a researcher and an astronaut.

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