hattie scott peterson
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Believed to be the first African American women to obtain a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Hattie Scott Peterson graduated from Howard University in 1946. Following her degree, Hattie worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a survey and cartographic engineer.

She achieved another “first” when she joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she encouraged other women to follow the engineering career. She was a member of multiple associations and is granted the Inspirational Award annually from the Sacramento district of the USACE in her honor.

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