Women In STEAM Fields

Lilian Moller Gilbreth


Inventor, psychologist, industrial engineer, consultant, and educator who was a pioneer in blending psychology and engineering into the management of the workplace. With her husband, Frank Bunker Gilbreth, she developed methods to increase the efficiency of industrial employees, most through notably time-and-motion study. She also patented many kitchen appliances including an electric food mixer, shelves inside refrigerator doors, and trash can with a foot-pedal lid-opener. More…