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Local Delaware Section Member, Stephanie Kwolek, died June 18, following a brief illness. She was 90. Ms. Kwolek discovered Kevlar, which was later commercialized by DuPont. She was an active volunteer with the local section inspiring young scientists at our National Chemistry Week Events (see photo below).  We thank her for her remarkable contributions to science and vital role in keeping our loved ones safe.  

Learn more about Stephanie Kwolek:

Delaware Online

Chemical Heritage Foundation

New York Times

Fox News



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Image 1: Stephanie Kwolek prepares a polymerization experiment at DuPont's Pioneering Research Lab in 1967. Credit: DuPont

Image 2: Stephanie Kwolek autographs pieces of Kevlar at Delaware ACS' NCW Event in 2007, Credit: American Chemical Society DE Section