Obituary: Carnegie Mellon Alumna and Hall of Fame Inventor Stephanie Kwolek Dies at 90

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Stephanie Kwolek, who earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from CMU in 1946, receives an honorary degree from the university in 2001.

Kwolek, who earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from CMU in 1946 and an honorary degree from the university in 2001, spent her 40-year career as a research chemist in the Textile Fibers Department at the DuPont Company’s Pioneering Research Laboratory. She invented Kevlar®, the essential ingredient in body armor.