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1st Woman Airplane Designer
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
Presenter: Kirsten Larson
In 1910, self-taught engineer Emma Lilian Todd became the first woman to design a working airplane when her biplane successfully soared over the Hempstead Plains in New York. Author Kirsten W. Larson shares the life and work of this early aviation pioneer. From a child who turned trash into useful inventions to a woman who saw the Wright Flyer and believed she could build something better, learn about a woman who’s been largely lost to history — until now.
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