Stephanie Kwolek Historical

Stephanie Kwolek Historical (HM1URW)

Location: New Kensington, PA 15068 Westmoreland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 33.772', W 79° 45.703'

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Polymer scientist whose discoveries led to the invention of DuPont Kevlar in 1965. Due to its high strength and durability, Kevlar is used in numerous industries. It is best known as the super strong material from which bullet-resistant vests are fabricated. This protective gear is critical to the safety of law enforcement and military personnel worldwide. Kwolek was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1996. Her former home was here.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 604827 N 4490969
Decimal Degrees40.56286667, -79.76171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.772', W 79° 45.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 46.32" N, 79° 45' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 732 7th St Rd, New Kensington PA 15068, US
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