Mary Isolen Fergusson(1914-1997)
British civil engineer, Mary Fergusson was the first female fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 1957. After graduated BSc Hons in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 1936, she forged a career with Edinburgh civil engineers Blyth and Blyth, one of the most prestigious of Scottish firms, and in 1948 she became the first female Senior Partner in a UK civil engineering firm.
Mary Fergusson’s career was dedicated to civil engineer, working on the design and construction of bridges in the Highlands, sewers for water purification on the River Leven and paper mills in Markinch.
Her lifetime of achievement earned her an OBE in 1979 after her retirement, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1985, for her work in encouraging women to take up engineering careers.
See more in:
Nina BAKER, (2006). Women and bridge building since 1806. In: Brunel 200 Celebration Symposium, Townswomen’s Guild, 2006-03-25.
Catharine M. C. HAINES (Ed.). International Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary to 1950. Santa Barbara: ABC‐CLIO, p. 98, 2001.
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