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Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu

1887 - 1973

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Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was the worlds first female engineer in Europe and some say she is the first woman engineer. Elisa was the first member of A.G.I.R. which stands for general association of Romanian Engineers. Elisa had attended Primary school in Galati and the high school at "Central School for Girls" she had graduated in 1912 and became the first woman engineer in Europe. Elisa hadn't studied letters or Medicine, she had went to study engineering at Charlottemburg and had received her diploma of engineer. When she had returned to Romania, she was an assistant at the Institute of Geology. Elisa was also a participant in Red Cross, she had helped and lead many hospitals which she was also rewarded by. She had retired in 1963, and was the first women of International Association of University Women. Elisa had also participated in major field studies, where she had went to identify and analyzed coal, shale, natural gas, chronium, bauxite and copper and she had wrote monographs on the studies she has done. Elisa had also taught physics and chemistry.

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