by the many people whose lives he touched.
Legendary innovator and aviation expert Forrest M. Bird will be fondly remembered
and semiconductor inventions.
George Alcorn is a pioneering physicist and engineer noted for his aerospace
John Burke had a reputation as an innovative surgeon-scientist, well-known for his medical research.
Mary-Dell Chilton is a pioneer in the field of agricultural biotechnology and forever changed the way plant genetic research is conducted.
Throughout her career, electrical engineer Edith Clarke was often the first in her endeavors.
Throughout her life, Marion Donovan earned patents for items to improve everyday life, from her waterproof diaper cover to dental flossing products.
African-American physician and researcher Charles Drew was renowned for his groundbreaking work in blood plasma preservation.
Active in wireless technology for over 25 years, Jaap Haartsen’s work enabled Bluetooth® Wireless Technology.
The first African American to receive a patent, Thomas Jennings was also a successful tailor, businessman, and civil rights activist.
In her current role as head of Enduring Hydro, Kristina Johnson’s focus is to demonstrate the value of renewable hydropower and reduce our nation’s reliance on carbon-based energy.
Aeronautical engineer Paul MacCready created aviation inventions that were catalysts for change to how people thought about aviation.
Shuji Nakamura’s work has numerous applications in fields that include communication and information, energy and the environment, and health care and life sciences.
Throughout his life, Stanford Ovshinsky was driven to improve the world by using science and technology to solve real world problems.
Gary Sharp’s work has greatly impacted the 3D film industry, helping millions enjoy clearer and more realistic entertainment.
Ioannis Yannas’ experience with polymers and engineering was important to the development of artificial skin.