Cultural Activities: Cultural Outlook on Science

The United States has maintained a rather positive attitude on the use of science and scientific discovery in daily life practically since its inception.

Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of the United States, was a well-regarded scientist and inventor at the time of America’s start.

A very interesting thing about the inventors and scientists of America is how many of them were immigrants or the children of immigrants.

  1. Alexander Graham Bell, the man who invented the telephone and made our modern system of telecommunications possible was an immigrant from Scotland and Canada.
  2. Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant to the United States is an inventor often overlooked, but he is responsible for a significant amount of exciting early research in the use of electricity. To paraphrase a comment by tesla about the “inventor” of the radio Guillermo Marconi, he is using several of my patents let him continue.
  3. Albert Einstein, the man credited to be the smartest man of the 20th century completely revolutionized the way we think about the world around us. He taught at Princeton University for many years before his death.
  4. Wernher von Braun immigrated to the United States from the German rocket research programs of the mid-20th century and eventually went on to design the rockets that took American astronauts to the moon.

These immigrants, all from diverse backgrounds contributed great things to the society of the United States. And all are considered equally American.

For generations they inspired young thinkers and students to become great scientists and inventors themselves, because in the United States you can become the very best that you think you can be.