Ellen Swallow Richards
#820 Overall Influence

Ellen Swallow Richards

American chemist


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Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards was an industrial and safety engineer, environmental chemist, and university faculty member in the United States during the 19th century. Her pioneering work in sanitary engineering, and experimental research in domestic science, laid a foundation for the new science of home economics. She was the founder of the home economics movement characterized by the application of science to the home, and the first to apply chemistry to the study of nutrition.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Vassar College
Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

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#223 World Rank #112 USA Rank
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