List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones featuring Women

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Date Milestone Associated woman Location IEEE Region Remarks
1840 First program Ada Augusta London, England 8
1881 First meeting of American Association of University Women Ellen Swallow Richards Boston, MA 1
1893 First woman to earn degree in EE Bertha Lamme Ohio State University 2
1898 Development of theory of radioactivity Marie Skłodowska Curie Paris, France 8
1902 Publication on electric arcs Hertha Ayrton University of London 8
1919 First Women's Engineering Society Meeting Laura Annie Willson, Rachel Parsons, Margaret, Lady Moir Hertfordshire, UK 8
1921 Graphical Calculator for power transmission computations Edith Clarke Schenectday, NY 1
1936 Discovery of ring nebulae in Milky Way Muriel Mussells Seyfert Harvard 1
1942 Frequency hopping Hedy Lamarr California? 6
1950 First SWE Meeting Beatrice Hicks Cooper Union's Green Engineering Camp 1
1952 Computer compiler Grace Hopper Philadelphia, PA 1
1959 Oramics drawn sound Daphne Oram Kent, UK 8
1960 Brain Research Institute Data Processing Laboratory Thelma Estrin Los Angeles 6
1969 Apollo flight software Margaret Hamilton Cambridge, MA 1
1969 First Computer Science textbook Alexandra Illmer Forsythe New York 1
1970 Contributions to radio science in the polar regions Irene Peden Antarctica ?
1980 VLSI Lynn Conway Xerox PARC 6
1985 Spanning Tree Protocol Radia Perlman DEC 1
1986 Daubechies Wavelets Ingrid Daubechies New York 1
1992 Prediction of band structures of carbon nanotubes Mildred Dresselhaus MIT 1
1992 Semiconductor saturable absorber mirror Ursula Keller Switzerland 8
1995 Rescue and Disaster Recovery Robots Robin Murphy Colorado School of Mines, Univ S. Florida 5