Wonder Women

A series of posts featuring women at the university and broader community.

15 Posts

Lily Wai

Wonder Women

Lily Wai in library
Lily Wai was born in Hangzhou, China on 29 September 1939. In 1946, her parents and three siblings moved to the village of Wu-er in Taiwan. In 1961, Wai moved to Kansas for graduate school and met her husband Chien. They married in Los Angeles in 1965. [Read More]

Grace Fenton

Wonder Women

Grace Fenton with camera
Grace Fenton Roberts was the first woman to graduate from the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho, graduating in 1938. Unfortunately, not much is known about her exact degree program or what she went on to do with her degree. [Read More]

100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Collection on Woman Suffrage in Idaho
Today, we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. After a decades long struggle, the women’s suffrage movement saw the United States Congress grant women the right to vote. This momentous moment was a large step towards women’s equality in the country, allowing women to... [Read More]

Jean'ne Shreeve

Women in STEM

Dr. Jean'ne M. Shreeve performing science experiment with students
Since arriving in 1961, Distinguished Professor Dr. Jean’ne M. Shreeve has established a reputation as a world authority on fluorine chemistry, published more than 500 scholarly journal articles, and served on numerous boards and committees, including as Chair of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science from 2003-2007.... [Read More]