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First female engineering grad at the University of Kentucky, 1947

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Margaret Ingalls, left, of Syracuse, N. Y., the first female graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, and the second female engineering grad in the United States, talked with Betty Peters, center, and Marie Kemper, who received their bachelor’s degrees in engineering, on Aug. 29, 1947. Ingall received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1916 and a master’s degree, also from UK, in 1919, and at that time, she had work for Carrier Engineering Corp. at Syracuse for more than 22 years. Peters would work for General Electric and Kemper for the National Advisory Commission for Aeronautical Engineering in Cleveland. Published in the Herald-Leader on Aug. 31, 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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