February 11 is National Inventors Day.

While Feb 11 was chosen because it’s Thomas Edison’s birthday, there are more inventors that brought new science and technology into the world that we all should aspire to be like.

Katharine Burr Blodgett invented non-reflective glass that’s used in everything from eyeglasses to camera lenses and more.

Stephanie Kwolek is responsible for inventing the synthetic fiber Kevlar. Kevlar is used in bulletproof vests as well as boats, cables and more.

Eldorado Jones created the airplane engine muffler.

Hedy Lamarr, 1920s Hollywood siren, co-invented the wireless technology that was the first communication encryption and the foundation for Bluetooth.

Jeanne Willepreux-Power invented the aquarium so we could study marine life more effectively.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson did the research responsible for the development of Caller ID and other telecommunications technologies.

Annie Easley invented the hybrid car battery.

Marie Telkes created the first 100% solar powered home.

We could go on and on…but let these women from various backgrounds be your inspiration to be curious, take chances and discover the next great thing.

Happy Inventors Day!