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The Wright Brothers
Once the Wrights had established a contract with the Army Signal Corps, they had to instruct the new pilots. Historian Timothy Warnock notes, “Orville personally trained or oversaw the training on Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, of at least 115 individuals.”
The Kitty Hawk Flyer had a huge impact on American society and culture. The Wright brothers opened a flying school at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, where many trained to become pilots. In six years, the flight school produced 119 certified pilots.
George Washington Carver
While at Tuskegee, George Washington Carver devoted his time researching the status of poor African American farmers. Carver educated farmers about his crop rotation method and encouraged them to plant peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes.
Carver worked with all of these crops in his studies, but we are focusing on the soybean because it is familiar to the Iowa farmer. It has been discovered that soybeans have both edible and industrial uses.
Much of Carver's discoveries and ideas still have resonance throughout the world . His work has helped advance the American farmer and industry in various ways that are still visible in the world around us.
Alexander Graham Bell
The importance of Alexander Graham Bell on today's society is visible, or rather audible, everywhere. First and most importantly, Alexander Graham Bell was a prolific teacher of the deaf. He considered this to be his true life's work, but only one of the many important things he did. With his great research of speech and sound, he would become one of the greatest inventors of all time. His own definition of an inventor is "a man who looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world." suits him well. Every thing that he did had an impact on someone, and it was true that he wanted to improve the world.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.