Champion of Urban Farming, Entrepreneur
CEO of Growing Power, supporting people by providing access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food.
Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation
Baker led the release of the Firefox browser and other end-user products.
George Washington Carver
Agricultural Scientist, Social Activist
Carver believed there could be a mutually profitable relationship between agriculture and manufacturing.
Chadwick is an award-winning industrial designer who, along with Bill Stumpf, designed the Aeron Chair.
Prolific Inventor, Change Agent
Thomas Edison is one of the most prolific inventors who ever lived. His breakthroughs have had a profound effect on virtually every aspect of daily life.
Founder, Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford's innovations, such as the Model T and the development of the modern assembly line, revolutionized the way the world travels.
Visionary Thinker, Serial Entrepreneur
For Buckminster Fuller, the answer was usually yes—though not necessarily as planned or envisioned.
Software Icon, Philanthropist
Computer geeks everywhere can look to Bill Gates as a role model. The phenomenal success of Microsoft, the company he founded, helped to turn the software engineer into a new kind of cultural hero.
Discover how this prolific inventor creates with his own unique palette of mathematics and machines.
Architect & Designer
McDonough is best known as a pioneer in the green design movement, creating buildings, designs, and strategies that are "environmentally intelligent."
Venture Capitalist, Inventor of Ethernet, Pundit and Provocateur
In the early days of Silicon Valley, Bob Metcalfe developed Ethernet, the standard for networking as we know it today.
Chemist, Co-Founder Intel Corporation, Author of Moore's Law
Under Gordon Moore's guidance, Intel produced the world's first microprocessor.
Mori is an architect and educator, who is renowned for her research-based approach to design and architecture.
Founder, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors & Solar City
From his early days teaching himself to program computers, Elon Musk has worked to improve the quality of life for everyone through technology.
Founder, eBay & Omidyar Network
The work of Omidyar was one of the driving forces behind the rise of the Internet as a consumer, community, and cultural destination.
Visionary of Solar-Hydrogen-Based Economy
Ovshinsky, together with his wife, Iris, developed an array of energy and information-related inventions that have advanced technologies and industries.
Civil Rights Hero
Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger awakened people everywhere to see how the world could be different.
Ann Marie Sastry
Engineering Professor, Lithium-ion Battery Expert
Ann Marie Sastry is applying scientific research methods to help solve the world's energy problem.
In 1962, Shelby designed the Cobra sports car and went on to become one of the premier high-performance automobile designers.
Entrepreneur, Creative Excellence
Martha Stewart has helped millions of individuals to see how they can infuse their lives with style and grace.