Beatrice Hicks biography

Beatrice Hicks

Engineer, Hall of fame inductee

1919 – 1979

10 Views

Who was Beatrice Hicks?

Beatrice Alice Hicks was an American engineer, the first woman engineer to be hired by Western Electric, and both co-founder and first president of the Society of Women Engineers. Despite entering the field at a time where engineering was seen as an inappropriate career for a woman, Hicks held a variety of leadership positions and eventually became the owner of an engineering firm. During her time there, Hicks developed a gas density switch that would be used in the U.S. space program, including the Apollo moon landing missions.

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Beatrice Hicks." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Jan. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/beatrice_hicks>.


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Jan 2, 1919
Orange
Also known as
  • Beatrice Alice Hicks
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Orange High School
Died
Oct 21, 1979
Princeton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Discuss this Beatrice Hicks biography with the community:

0 Comments