Ms. Emmett is born in Warrenton, Virginia to Walter Edgar Burke and Rachael Louise Boyer.
Ms. Emmett receives a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Tennessee Technological University.
Ms. Emmett becomes a mathematician and computer specialist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Ms. Emmett studies postgraduate coursework at the University of Tennessee.
Ms. Emmett becomes a computing consultant and affirmative action representative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Ms. Emmett serves as branch president of the American Association of University Women.
Ms. Emmett serves as editor of The Tennessean.
Ms. Emmett serves as a delegate for American Nuclear Community Leaders in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Russia.
Ms. Emmett is appointed section head of nuclear code development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Ms. Emmett receives the Golden Poet Award.
Ms. Emmett serves as chair of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division.
Ms. Emmett serves as regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ms. Emmett is the namesake of the Margaret Emmett Educational Grant.