Protecting our soldiers to make our city safer


Stephanie Kwolek (July 31,1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known for inventing Kevlar. In 1946, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from  Margaret Morrison Carnegie College of Carnegie Mellon University.

She immediately received a position at Dupont’s Buffalo, New York, facility. It is where she invented Kevlar. This led to the creation of bullet proof fibers that are very strong that not even steel bullets could penetrate them. It is in line with one of the sustainable goals as it protects our soldiers worldwide hence making our communities safer and sustainable.

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Chech out this video made by News in Science about her.