Dr. Edith Clarke

General Electric Company1935

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Dr. Edith Clarke (1883-1959) was a major figure in electrical engineering. She was the first woman to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in electrical engineering and was the first woman to present a paper before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. She published tables of calculations that simplified work for engineers in designing power transmission lines. She retired form GE in 1945 to teach electrical engineering at the University of Texas.


  • Title: Dr. Edith Clarke
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1935
  • Location: Schenectady - Schenectady County - New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Inventors; Engineers; Women; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; General Electric Company. General Engineering and Consulting Laboratory;
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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