Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)

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    Subject: Foster, Margaret D (Margaret Dorothy) b. 1895
           Geological Survey (U.S.)
           Manhattan Project (U.S.)

    Type: Black-and-white photographs

    Date: 1919

    Topic: Women scientists

    Local number: SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]

    Summary: Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970) working in the lab in 1919. Foster was the first woman chemist to work for the United States Geological Survey, starting in 1918, just three days after receiving her A.B. from Illinois College. Foster's studies primarily focused on the analysis of natural waters. Her work on the Manhattan Project resulted in two new quantitative methods of analysis, one for uranium and one for thorium

    Cite as: RU 7421 - National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Mineral Sciences, Photograph Collection, c. 1919-1976 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives

    Persistent URL:http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&sour ce=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!287607~!0#focus

    Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

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    3. Smithsonian Institution 40 months ago | reply

      There's more information on Margaret (Dot) Foster in this book.

      Happy Reading!
      Catherine Shteynberg
      Smithsonian Institution Archives

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