Becky Schroeder

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Who is the youngest woman inventor to receive a U.S. patent?

Becky Schroeder

When kid inventor Becky Schroeder was ten years old, she was doing her homework in the car, waiting for her mom. As it grew darker she wished that there was a way for her paper to light up so that she could see what she was doing more easily. That's when she got her idea for the Glo-sheet.

The next day she began experimenting with paper and phosphorescent paint until she had invented a type of paper that can glow in the dark. In 1974, at the age of 12, Becky Schroeder became the youngest of all famous women inventors to receive a U.S. patent.



3/1/2007 10:29:39 AM
Allison said:

wow she realy did that?

3/27/2007 12:45:54 PM
Sarah said:

This is an awesome paragraph. She is my idol!!!!

7/10/2007 9:31:00 AM
nikki said:

i wish i could do something like that

10/30/2007 2:02:36 PM
becky schroeder said:

doing a research paper on becky schroeder please help

2/2/2009 12:58:28 PM
JORDAN said:


2/9/2009 2:35:30 PM
brooke said:

that was so totally helpful

9/22/2009 7:20:58 PM
Diana said:

how did you make the paper glow???????

1/12/2012 12:58:24 PM
sarah said:

i love this tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/31/2012 5:28:04 PM
kourtney said:

wow becky u were a bright child then that is the coolest thing i ever heard in my life


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