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Week 2 Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist. She invented poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide—better known as Kevlar.

She was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of New KensingtonPennsylvania. Kwolek won many awards for her work in polymer chemistry.

Kwolek died in WilmingtonDelaware from a short-illness, aged 90.



Download the slideshow below to learn about Stephanie and her invention. Then use the sheet in your pack to test a range of materials around your home.

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