Engineer Hertha Ayrton The first woman proposed for membership in the Royal Society, Hertha Ayrton created inventions from tools architects used for enlarging and reducing drawings to fans that could clear poison gas from mine shafts. Hedy Lamarr Hailed by director Max Reinhart as “the most beautiful woman in Europe,” actress Hedy Lamarr also patented what would become a key component of wireless technology. Judith Resnik The second female American astronaut to travel into space, Judith Resnik is remembered for her death in the tragic Challenger explosion. How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Engineer." (Viewed on May 6, 2015) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/23138>.