Roebling, head engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. During construction, Washington
suffered from decompression sickness after ascending too quickly from the
bridge’s underwater caissons. The damaged caused by decompression sickness left
Washington Roebling bed-ridden and Emily in charge of managing crews,
politicians, and engineering calculations.
taught herself civil engineering principles while also appeasing government
officials so that her husband could remain head engineer in name. The Brooklyn
Bridge was completed in 1883, and Emily, as the powerhouse behind the project,
was the first person to cross it.
Engineering, is a woman in STEM and proponent of making STEM fields more
accessible to women, people of color, and low-income households. When Taylor
isn’t working, she teaches STEM classes at a Louisville, Kentucky charter
school, trains for marathons, and plays with her dogs, Biscuit and Boba.
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