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Careers in STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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STEM Famous Person #1
Do a web search for a
photo of Adam Savage
to use and place it
here.
Adam Savage
Mythbusters co-host,
designer/fabricator, actor,
educator
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Received honorary doctorate from the
University of Twente in Enschede,
Netherlands for his role in popularizing
math, science, and technology.
Built models for Galaxy Quest,
Bicentennial Man, Star Wars II and
Matrix Reloaded.
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STEM Famous Person #2
Do a web search for a
photo of Lonnie G.
Johnson to use and
place it here.
Lonnie G. Johnson
Engineer and Inventor
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Received Master’s degree from
Tuskegee University
Helped develop the stealth bomber
program
Systems engineer for the Galileo
mission to Jupiter; and Cassini
mission to Saturn.
Created the Super Soaker squirt
gun
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STEM Famous Person #3
Do a web search for a
photo of Michio Kaku
to use and place it
here.
Michio Kaku
Physicist
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Received Ph.D. from the University
of California in Berkeley, CA
Co-founder of the string theory
Author of several books and
appears on numerous television
programs
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STEM Famous Person #4
Do a web search for a
photo of Grace Hopper
to use and place it
here.
Grace Hopper
Computer programmer and
rear admiral US Navy
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Received Ph.D. degree in
mathematics from Yale University
WWII Mark I and Mark III computer
programmer who led the team that
created the first computer language
compiler COBOL
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STEM Famous Person #1-NOW
Do a web search for a
photo of Adam Savage
quote to use and place
it here.
1967-Present
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1993 started in the special affects
industry
2002 co-host Mythbusters
Presenter and advocate for Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art, and
Technology
TED talks
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STEM Famous Person #2-NOW
Do a web search for a
photo of Lonnie G.
Johnson quote to use
and place it here.
1949-Present
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At age 13 built a go-cart and raced
it along the highway until the police
pulled him over
First African American to win the
1968 Alabama State Science Fair.
1973 joined the Air Force where he
helped develop the stealth bomber
1989 created the Super Soaker,
which is still a top 20 best-selling
toy
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STEM Famous Person #3-NOW
Do a web search for a
photo of Michio Kaku
quote to use and place
it here.
1947-Present
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Built an atom smasher in his
parents’ garage when in high school
Lecturer at Princeton until drafted
for the Vietnam War, which ended
shortly before he was deployed
Devoted studies to a single unifying
theory that unites Albert Einstein’s
quantum physics finding, string
theory.
Known for work to popularize
science and make physics more
accessible to non-scientists.
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STEM Famous Person #4-NOW
Do a web search for a
photo of Grace Hopper
quote to use and place
it here.
Passed away 1992
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1931 mathematics teacher at Yale
University
• Associate professor at Vassar College
• 1943 joined Naval Reserve in WWII
• 1944 assigned to Bureau of Ordinance
Computing, where she learned to
computer program the Mark II
• Credited with inventing the term
computer bug
• Lead the team that developed COBOL
• 1986 retired as the oldest serving Navy
officer as a rear admiral
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What Causes Occupation Changes?
Possible Factors
• For most of them it was going into military service that
launched them even more into STEM
• All were influenced by their parents, who were also
involved in STEM in some way
• They all became famous to try to further everyone's
knowledge in STEM
• Can you think of any other factors that cause
occupation changes?
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