(1923-2014)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 604827 N 4490969|
|Decimal Degrees||40.56286667, -79.76171667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.772', W 79° 45.703'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 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 Address||At or near 732 7th St Rd, New Kensington PA 15068, US|
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