Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)

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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.)
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
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7421, Image No. SIA2010-0474
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
1919
Local number
SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]
Restrictions & Rights
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Type
Black-and-white photographs
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic
Women scientists
Record ID
siris_arc_287607

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