Women’S Studies 247 Kapphahn

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Women’S Studies 247 Kapphahn

  1. 1. Women’s Studies 247 <br />Melanie Kapphahn<br />
  2. 2. WHO AM I?<br />I AM…<br />26 years old.<br />A nurse.<br />A woman.<br />An online college student.<br />
  3. 3. Women’s Hall of Fame<br />What is it? <br />An “organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American Women”<br />236 Women have been inducted to date, some of which are household names, and others who most of use have never heard of<br />
  4. 4. Who to Chose ?<br />I specifically wanted to chose a woman from the National Women’s Hall of Fame who I was unfamiliar with in an effort to gain awareness of the strong feminine characters that helped shape and continue to shape our country<br />
  5. 5. Shelia E. Widnall…<br />
  6. 6. Shelia E. Widnall (1938- )<br />Who Is She?<br />She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1960’s, one of only 23 women in a class of over 900!<br />She later went on to become a notable professor of aeronautics and astronautics there, with a teaching career spanning over three decades<br />She was the Secretary of The United States Air Force 1992-1997, becoming the first woman to head a U.S. military department<br />
  7. 7. Shelia E. Widnall (1938- )<br />Who Is She?<br />She is a noted astrophysicist, an author, a researcher, and a master pilot.<br />She paved the way for women in the military, in science, and in academics<br />
  8. 8. Shelia E. Widnall (1938- ) <br />Who Is She?<br />Aside from her professional achievements, she is also a wife and mother, and a role model for women everywhere.<br />
  9. 9. References<br />National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY.<br />http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php<br />

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