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15 Apr 2019

Meet these women engineers who are changing the world

Women engineers changing lives across the world

Today, women are having a bigger impact on the world than ever before.

Though women are underrepresented in the fields of engineering and technology, there are some women with engineering backgrounds who are developing technologies that are changing the lives across the globe.

Take a look at these women engineers who are changing the world.

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Women engineers changing lives across the world
Wiratni Budhijanto invented a new way to treat waste water

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Wiratni Budhijanto invented a new way to treat waste water

Dr. Wiratni Budhijanto, a chemical engineer and professor at Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University, invented a game-changing way of treating waste water, which would be useful especially for developing nations.

In collaboration with Dr. Largus Angenent at Cornell University, she developed a new method for waste water treatment that's ten times efficient than existing methods and is eco-friendly too as it releases no greenhouse gases.

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Reshma Shetty founded Ginkgo Bioworks that designs synthetic DNA

Reshma Shetty is the Co-founder and COO of Ginkgo Bioworks, a biotech start-up that designs and prints synthetic DNA and is creating a lot of excitement in the field of biotechnology.

She founded the start-up after pursuing PhD in biological engineering from MIT. She has played a very crucial role in the success of Ginkgo Bioworks, a "unicorn" with a valuation of $1.4bn.

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Melonee Wise is transforming the world of robotics

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Melonee Wise is transforming the world of robotics

Next on the list is Melonee Wise, the CEO of Fetch Robotics, which delivers advanced robots for the logistics industry.

She is one of the very few women transforming the world of robotics and inspiring girls across the globe to pursue engineering.

For over 17 years, she has been designing, building, and programming robotic hardware. She even has experience of developing complex robotic systems.

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Tanya Lattner, the force behind the LLVM Foundation

Tanya Lattner is the President and COO of LLVM Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide global support for the LLVM project.

LLVM is a compiler infrastructure project that helps a computer in reading and understanding the software it is running.

LLVM technology is used by tech giants like Adobe, Sony, Nvidia, etc. Lattner played a major role in the project's success.

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