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Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)

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


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Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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Taken on March 1, 2010