|Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Abraham Lincoln led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.|
|Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.||Ashoka was a fierce warrior-king who changed his ways and became a beloved peacemaker.||Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.||Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.||Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.|
|Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.||Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, diplomat, writer, and a huge influence on American history.||BETTY BIGOMBE was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.||Bob Marley had a vision of One World, One Love.||Chief Arvol Looking Horse appeals to indigenous voices |
across the world to bring peace.
|China Jails Peace Prize Supporter |
|Coalition of Women |
for Peace aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.
|Corbin Harney has spread a message|
of peace throughout
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Daniel Ellsberg works to promote peace on the planet.|
|Daniel Libeskind is an architect whose work inspires peace.||Daniel Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.||Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers,||Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.|
|Dr. Fareed Zakaria offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Driuni Jakani: He's raising hope in southern Sudan by boosting crop yields - and women's rights||Eboo Patel: Helping young people champion religious tolerance founded the Interfaith Youth Core to defend religious diversity.||Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.|
|Elie Wiesel wrote the famous Holocaust memoir Night.||Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.||Evgeny Alexeevich Gerzhov that living in peace with other countries is absolutely necessary.||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.|
|Friends Without Borders is building peace through children's heartfelt letters to one another in India and Pakistan.||Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Garry Davis declared himself the first official world citizen.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Glenn Paige's simple idea: |
a 'nonkilling' world
|Greg Mortenson promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.|
|Guernica Picasso's |
work of art evokes
|Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.||Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hassan 2 was a monarch who worked for peace in the Middle East||Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||Hugo Grotius was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.|
|Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Indira Johnson places intriguing sculptures to create dialogues on peace||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jean Paul Samputu practices forgiveness - even for his father's killer||Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
|Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.||Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||John Lennon was a singer/songwriter, member of The Beatles and peace activist.||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.||John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.||Kim Dae-Jung brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.|
|Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.||Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.||Le Ly Hayslip is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.||Leo Tolstoy influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||Loung Ung from Cambodia is a national spokesperson for a landmine-free world.|
|Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marc Dullaert is the founder of the International Children's Peace Prize.||Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.||Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.||Martin Luther King, Jr. brought change through non-violence. by Nick Campbell from Juneau, Alaska||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Mattie Stepanek:|
For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives
|Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.||Mohamed Anwar El Sadat risked his life for peace.|
|Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.||Mohandas K. Gandhi used non-violence to free India from British rule.||Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.||My Hero & Childnet ask |
"How can we use the Internet
as a Tool for Peace and Hope?"
|Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds||Nelson Mandela's legacy: |
The world remembers
|Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Oprah Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .||Oscar Arias Sanchez won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.||Peace Bringer - August/September 2012 |
(& Summer 2013 Update Honoree!)
Jeanne Meyers, MY HERO Project
|Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.|
|Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.||Peace Palace |
International Court Of Justice seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.
|Peace Pilgrim walked over 25,000 miles for peace.||PeaceJam Foundation |
Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.
|Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.|
|Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Ralph Bunche was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.||Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Romeo Alain Dallaire is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.||Ron Kovic peacemaker, artist and author who sheds light on those using media to promote peace in the world.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over four decades.|
|Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.||Ryuichi Hirokawa photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.|
|Sergio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian UN diplomat remembered for his courageous dedication for peace.||Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.||Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.||Stephanie Hope Smith works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.||The Art Miles Mural Project|
Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
|The Everest Peace Project promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.|
|The Fourteenth Dalai Lama lives peace and is a pillar of integrity to many people.||Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.||UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.||Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.||Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.|
|Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.|
|"Game-changer" in Human Evolution |
Found in South African Bones
|Abner Peeler is credited with the invention of the first airbrush.||Ada Lovelace was a ninteenth century woman who influenced the computer programming of today||Airborne Windmills: |
Turning High Altitude Wind
Into Cheap Electricity
|Alan Turing laid the theoretical groundwork for the first computer.||Albert Einstein believed in the power of imagination.|
|Alexander Borodin was an accomplished chemist, composer and staunch advocate of women's rights.||Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||Algae Fuels United States Navy||Ameen Abdulrasool is a young inventor who developed a portable navigation system for the blind.||Amy Charkowski works on the front lines of protecting Earth's food supply.|
|Ancient Art Supplies Found|
In South African Cave
|Andrea Mia Ghez is an astrophysicist best known for her discoveries about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.||Architectural Answer to Rising Seas:|
|Ariel Ruiz i Altaba|
Scientist - Photographer combines art and science to research how cells are generated and formed.
|Audrey Penn: |
Just Do It is a medical doctor who has devoted herself to studying diseases that affect muscle control.
|Augusta Ada Byron (Lovelace) developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships.|
|Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.||Barbara McClintock was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Benjamin Bradley was a slave who was admired for his engineering abilities and who built the first steam-powered warship.||Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, diplomat, writer, and a huge influence on American history.||Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.|
|Bernardo Houssay was an Argentinean physiologist and Nobel Prize winner.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
"Neptune's Medicine Chest" is a pioneer in the hunt for medicines from the ocean to treat cancer and other diseases.
|Blood-Test Promises Improvements|
in Screening, Treating Cancer
|Bonnie Dunbar helped start a scholars program to inspire students to pursue careers in aerospace and engineering.||Bram Cohen is a computer programmer and the creator of BitTorrent.|
|Bulletproof Skin Created From Spider's Silk|
Holds Great Medical Promise
|Carlos Juan Finlay was a Cuban scientist who discovered the cause of yellow fever.||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an online source for Credible Health Information||Charles Darwin famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection.||Chiaki Mukai is the first female Japanese astronaut.||Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize winner and pioneer genetic researcher.|
|Claudia Gerwin: |
Keeping the Neurons Firing researches how nerve cells relay messages to each other.
|Clifford V. Johnson is a string theorist who studies the makeup of the smallest particles of the universe.||Commander Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to become the commander of the International Space Station.||Connie Samaras has created media archives for deep space voyages.||Courtney Schumacher is an atmospheric scientist and educator committed to mentoring young women interested in science.||Cristina Diaz: |
Biologist studies intertidal and tropical sponges.
|Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice to provide compassionate, holistic care to the dying.||DAREnet provides open access to Dutch academic research information and findings.||Darlene Cavalier founded ScienceCheerleader.com to promote science literacy.||Darlene Ketten studies stranded whales and dolphins.||Dean Kamen makes science and technology exciting for young people,||Debbye Turner became Miss America and pursued her dream to become a veterinarian.|
|Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva cares for the Earth's soil, researching ways to produce microbes to control plant diseases.||Dr Deepak Acharya is a scientist devoted to protecting India's endangered Patalkot Forest.||Dr. Alexander Langmuir Langmuir's work in epidemiology has saved millions of lives.||Dr. Barbara Ross Lee became the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.|
|Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.||Dr. Edward Holland|
Ophthalmologist transplants corneal stem cells to help give people their sight back.
|Dr. Edward Jenner discovered the vaccine.||Dr. Elizabeth Kalko |
and the Jason Project studies bats in the Panamanian rainforest.
|Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian space scientist and geologist.|
|Dr. France Cordova is a renowned |
has broken gender
and cultural barriers.
|Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy cares for the eyes of millions of people in India.||Dr. Ines Cifuentes |
Seismologist works to improve science programs for students in Washington, DC.
|Dr. Karen Plaut has been a pioneer in animal science research.||Dr. Kay Jamison is both an expert on, and a sufferer of, Bipolar Disorder.|
|Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers is an accomplished paleontologist who travels the globe in search of dinosaur digs.||Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Patch Adams gives the practice of medicine a humorous twist.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Richard Murphy |
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Sara W. Lazar|
Neuroscientist - Meditator researches the effects of meditation on the brain.
|Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh is a scientist dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.||Dr. Susan Love is committed to women's health issues.||Dr. Zeda Rosenberg is working to protect women from HIV/AIDS.||Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and poet who explored psychology and science in his works.|
|Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Elizaveta Glinka: 'Dr. Liza' heads a free clinic that helps Moscow's homeless and hopeless||Enrico Fermi was one of the 20th century's greatest physicists.||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.||Erich Jarvis observes song birds and uses his training with molecular biology to learn about brain behavior.||F. Sherwood Rowland discovered the 'greenhouse effect.'|
|Fabiola Gianotti is an Italian particle physicist.||Fati Kirakoya is a researcher committed to finding solutions to end HIV/AIDS.||Francisk Skaryna printed the first books in Eastern Europe.||Frank Zamboni developed the world's first ice resurfacer machine used on ice rinks.||Franklin Chang Diaz is a Costa Rican and American veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions.||Frederick Banting was the co-discoverer of Insulin.|
|Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||Gail Kaaialii: |
Biologist investigates the origins of life and helps others value all life forms.
|Galileo Galilei was the first to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets.||Garrett Morgan invented versions of the gas mask and the traffic signal.||George Washington Carver was born an African American slave but became a renowned scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.||Gertrude B. Elion developed |
the AIDS drug, AZT.
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Godspeed John Glenn: 50 years|
since first US orbit
|Grace Murray Hopper was a computer visionary and naval officer.||Greenland's "Ice Queen Liz" Ventures |
Hundreds of Miles in Search of Data
|Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for wireless telegraphy.||Guion Bluford became the first African-American in space.|
|Gwynne Rowley Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, the company that made the Dragon space craft.||Hazel Barton combines her passion for caving with researching microbes.||Hib Vaccine Team created an affordable, synthetic vaccine against the bacteria that can cause meningitis and pneumonia.||High schoolers use their tech skills to build a better world||High-tech Yacht to be first Solar-Powered Vehicle to Circumnavigate the Globe||Hole Punch Clouds:|
Airplanes May Cause Rain at Some Airports
|Homeless New York Teen Has Bright Future |
After Acing Intel Science Contest
|Hot New Planet Could be Habitable...|
Sweltering, but Habitable
|Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.||Hubble telescope zeroes in |
on green blob in space
|Imhotep considered the first recorded physician||In Vitro Pioneer Robert Edwards|
Wins Nobel Prize for Medicine
|Internet-Connected Glasses |
Like Wearing Smartphone Shades
|Inventions by British Engineers Solving |
Health Problems In 3rd World
|Irene Ayako Uchida helped find the link between radiation and birth defects.||Irene Curie was the second woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in science; the first woman was her mother, Marie.||Is Zombie Parasite Causing Bee Die-Off?||Jack St. Clair Kilby invented|
|James Burke developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.||Jane Mt. Pleasant is an agricultural scientist who looks to the past to meet today's farming needs.||Johannes Kepler developed the theory of planetary motion.||Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine.||Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space.||Leon Lederman devotes much of his time and energy to improving science education in America.|
|Leonard Adleman improves |
lives with his work
in DNA technology.
|Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, scientist and inventor.||Leslie Thompson is a scientist devoted to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||Louis Pasteur advanced the practice of medicine with his discoveries.||Luz Maria Rodriguez-Fernandez conducts cancer research to help understand the disease process.|
|Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.||Mae Jemison dreamed of going to space since childhood.||Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who studies the Ache people of Paraguay.||Margaret Mead was a renowned anthropologist who thought in terms of 'the interconnection of all aspects of human life.'||Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property, opening the door to 20th century science.||Martha Mecartney is a scientist, engineer and professor committed to helping young women interested in the field of science.|
|Meenakshi Wadhwa studies meteorites and the processes involved in their formation.||Merieme Chadid is an astronomer from Morocco who did research at the South Pole.||Mikhail Lomonosov was an important Russian polymath in science and literature.||Mohammed Bah Abba invented a refrigeration device that is not dependent on electricity.||NASA Discovers New Lifeform |
That Redefines Search For Life Beyond Earth
|NASA's Latest Mars Rover|
Scrambles to Meet November Launch
|Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.||New Planet Discovered In|
... Not too hot, Not too cold ...
|Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to propose that the planets orbit around the sun.||Niels Bohr invented and tested theories that we still use today.||Nikola Tesla was the father of many modern inventions.||Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to Trio|
for Carbon-bonding Techniques
|Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Creators of Revolutionary Atom-thin Material||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Obama Reveals "inner science geek" |
at White House Science Fair
|Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers determined to build a better flying machine.||Patrick Nagatani uses photography and colored lights to promote good health.||Paul Greengard received a Nobel Prize for Medicine for his understanding of the nervous system.|
|Paul Munsen |
Solar Oven Man manufactures sun ovens, which harness the sun's rays to provide an environmentally safe source of energy.
|Paul Sipiera led an expedition into Antarctica to find meteorites for NASA.||Percy Julian was a groundbreaking African American chemist, inventor, and trailblazer.||Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor of the television.||Physicists Close in on "God Particle"||Physics breakthrough? |
Speedy Neutrinos Challenge Einstein's E=mc2
|Pythagoras contributed to our understanding of mathematics, music and astronomy.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Ray Kurzweil is an inventor who uses technology to restore health.||Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.||Richard P. Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for work in the field of quantum electrodynamics.||Robert Koch was an important medical researcher of the 19th century.|
|Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and|
raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.
|Saeed Awan developed a new carpet loom that reduces child labor in Pakistan.||Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.||Sanoussi Diakite invented the fonio husking machine.||Scientists from All Over the World|
Scour Iceland For Clues to Our Future
|Scientists: Faster-than-light |
Finding Still Holds
|Shannon Hackett studies the genetic diversity and evolution in tropical birds.||Singapore's "Supertrees" Bring National Gardens into City Center||Sir Alexander Fleming saved millions of lives with his discovery of penicillin.||Solar Sister Wants to Light Up Rural Africa||Srinivasa Ramanujan made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics.||Stephanie Jenouvrier is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.|
|Stephen W. Hawking is a renowned theoretical physicist.||Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist who contributed to our understanding of the stars.||Tania Ruiz is an astrophysicist committed to science education and helping women reach their goals.||Temple Grandin is a professor, doctor of animal science and an autism activist.||Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.||The Space Shuttle's Legacy|
|Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.||Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the world's greatest inventors.||Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.||Tom Chau|
Biomedical Engineer uses science and technology to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.
|Tom Dibblee was a legendary geologic mapper.||U.S. Scientists Testing|
Early Earthquake Warning System
|Ursula Goellner-Scheiding has studied insects for over 60 years.||Usha Varanasi is the first woman to lead a Fisheries Science Center.||Vint Cerf is an Internet pioneer who passionately believes that all people should benefit from the information revolution.||Vladimir Kosma Zworykin is called |
'The Father of Television'.
|Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snowflake.|
|Women Making Slow But Sure Strides|
In Science and Math
|Yuri Gagarin was the first human being to journey into space.||Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.|