Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Wiki, Age, Career, Bio, Profession
Who is the First Female Engineer?
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu(10-Nov-1887 to 25-Nov-1973) is the first female Engineer.
Wiki | Biography | Career | Biography
|Birth Place||Bucharest, Romania|
|Age at time of Death||84|
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu born in Bucharest, Romania on 10-Nov-1987. Her Father is a Career Officer and Mother is daughter of French born Engineer, Her Borther Dimitrie Leonida is also a Engineer.
During her early stages of study, Zamfirescu was rejected from schools and bridges in Bucharest. The reason behind her rejection is prejudices aganist women in Sciences.
She got approval for her study in Royal Academy Of Technology Berlin, Charlottenburg. Zamfirescu graduated in degree in Engineering in the year 1912. At this point, She had been claimed as the first female engineer. But, In records Alice Perry graduated in engineering six year back thanZamfirescu in 1906.
Awards | Achievments| Honours
A.G.I.R(General Association Of Romanian Engineers): She is the First Woman Member in that Organization.
In Bucharest A Street (Sector 1) allocated on her Name.
An Award for Women Working In Science And Technology was empowerd in her name(Premiul Elisa Leonida Zamfierscu).
|Graduate From||Royal Academy Of Technology Berlin|
|Highest Degree||Engineering(Science And Technology)|
Google Honoured first Female Engineer Leonida Zamfirescu on her birthday. See What Google Says on her 131st Birthday.
“The future of women in engineering is great,” declared a 1912 edition of Romania’s daily newspaper Minerva, reporting the news that “Miss Elisa Leonida passed the last final exam with great success, obtaining a Diploma in Engineering.”
On this day in 1887, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was born in the Romanian port city of Galați. After graduating with high marks from the Central School of Girls in Bucharest, she earned a baccalaureate from Mihai Viteazul High School. But when she applied to the School of Highways and Bridges, she was rejected because of her gender.
Undeterred, she applied to the Royal Technical Academy in Berlin, where one of the deans said she would be better off focusing on “Kirche, kinder, and kuche” (Church, children, and cooking). She persisted in earning her degree in three years to become one of the first woman engineer in Europe.
Becoming the first female member of A.G.I.R. (General Association of Romanian Engineers), eventually running laboratories for the Geological Institute of Romania. Zamfirescu oversaw numerous Economic Studies analyzing Romania’s supply of natural resources like coal, shale, natural gas, chromium, bauxite and copper. She was known for paying special attention to the training of staff and spending long hours mentoring young chemists.
The mother of two daughters, she also taught physics and chemistry at the Pitar Moş School of Girls as well as at the School of Electricians and Mechanics in Bucharest. In 1993, her legacy was commemorated in Romania’s capital city by naming a street in her honor.
Happy Birthday, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu!
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