Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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MARY ENGLE PENNINGTON (1872-1952) Bacteriologist, Chemist
Birth October 8, 1872
1892 Completed requirements for a B.S. degree, University of
Pennsylvania; received Certificate of Proficiency in Biology
1895 Ph.D., chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
1895-97 Fellow, chemical botany, University of Pennsylvania
1897 Fellow, physiological chemistry, Yale University
1898 Director, Clinical Laboratory, Woman's Medical College of
Pennsylvania
1901 Established the Philadelphia Clinical Laboratory with Elizabeth Atkinson
1904 Bacteriologist, Philadelphia Bureau of Health
1905 Bacteriological Chemist, Bureau of Chemistry, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1908-19 Chief, Food Research Laboratory
1908 U.S. Delegate, International Congress on Refrigeration, Paris
1910 U.S. Delegate, International Congress on Refrigeration, Vienna
1913 U.S. Delegate, International Congress on Refrigeration, Chicago and Washington
1919 Notable Service Medal
1922-52 Established and ran consulting business, New York
1923-31 Director, Household Refrigeration Bureau, National
Association of Ice Industries
1940 Garvan Medal, American Chemical Society
1940-45 Consultant, R&D Branch, Military Planning Division, War Shipping Administration
1947 Fellow, American Society of Refrigerating Engineers;
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of
Science; elected to the Hall of Fame, Poultry Historical
Society

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