ORANGE, NJ - The National Inventors Hall of Fame has three female Inductees who call New Jersey home. During Women’s History Month, celebrate their contributions to our nation as local innovators and inspiration.
The co-founder and first president of the Society of Women Engineers, Beatrice Hicks invented a gas density sensor that is used in space travel. She was born in Orange.
Yvonne Brill was born in Ontario, Canada, but called Princeton home. She is known for her contributions to rocket jet propulsion.
Erna Hoover was born in Irvington and invented computerized telephone switching — or what allows the operator to connect us so quickly to the person we are trying to reach.