American Science Live!

The history of American science as a field has certainly grown by leaps and bounds since the 1970s, but how much has that history filtered into the public consciousness?  I’ve been pondering this question because Isaac Newton just came to my small town as part of his latest FMA Live tour.  Who knew that “Newt” was so cool?  His website is great fun, including a brief history of Newton’s career that ends with “Thanks, Newt.  Props to you for being the Man Behind the Motion!”  This program is sponsored by Honeywell and is aimed at getting middle-schoolers excited about science.  My question, then, for members of FHSA, is which American scientist should be next to go on tour?  Ben Franklin?  Rachel Carson? Alexander Dallas Bache? T.H. Morgan? Maria Mitchell?

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