MY HERO Honors Engineers

Celebrate the contributions of engineers to society and encourage the learning of math, science and technical skills.

In the United States, National Engineers Week takes place during the third week of February.


Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders are working to change the world.

Tom Chau
Biomedical Engineer

By: Wendy Jewell
Tom Chau Biomedical Engineer uses science and technology to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.

R. Buckminster Fuller

By: Nancy Nickerson
R. Buckminster Fuller designed the geodesic dome.

Gwynne Rowley Shotwell

By: Torrey Levin-Russell
Gwynne Rowley Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, the company that made the Dragon space craft.

Leonardo da Vinci

By: Dr. Sherwin Nuland
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and a scientist who was ever curious about the world around him.

Thomas Alva Edison

By: Daniel A. from Concord
Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the world's greatest inventors.

Alexander Graham Bell

By: Beka from Glenbrook Middle School
Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.

Bonnie Dunbar

By: Kristine from Everson
Bonnie Dunbar helped start a scholars program to inspire students to pursue careers in aerospace and engineering.

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for wireless telegraphy.

Judith A. Resnik

By: Alyssa from Ohio
Judith A. Resnik inspired others with her determination to become a scientist and an astronaut.

Gustave Eiffel

By: Jimmy from France
Gustave Eiffel was the French engineer who built the Eiffel Tower

Martha Mecartney

By: Jonathan Cohen
Martha Mecartney is a scientist, engineer and professor committed to helping young women interested in the field of science.

Jack St. Clair Kilby

By: Edward Ortiz
Jack St. Clair Kilby invented the microchip.

Sergey Korolev

By: Evgenia from Korolev

Sanoussi Diakite

Sanoussi Diakite has aided starvation in Africa through a user-friendly invention.

Bunker Roy

By: Anthea Milnes from Oxford
Bunker Roy has dedicated his life to improving the lives of the rural poor in India.

Ellen Ochoa

By: Daniel Chavez
Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut.

Neil A. Armstrong

By: Soo Han from San Diego
Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

Sandra Begay-Campbell

By: Sue from California
Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.

Therese Koutnik

By: Sarah from Brookfield, Wisconsin
Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.

Ameen Abdulrasool

By: David Kemker
Ameen Abdulrasool is a young inventor who developed a portable navigation system for the blind.

Dean Kamen

By: Claudia Hudson
" create a world where science and technology are celebrated...where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."

James Burke

By: Jerrilyn Jacobs
James Burke developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.

Zohra Ben Lakhdar

By: Wendy Jewell
Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.


Dean Kamen

By: Oleg Baranov

R. Buckminster Fuller, the Dymaxion Car & Geodesic Dome

By: From Fuller's book, "Grunch of Giants"

Nikola Tesla

By: unknown printmaker

Thomas Edison

By: Kristy


New Faces of Engineering: Jacquelin Reed

Producer: Juli Reed
Jacquelin Reed is a young civil engineer from Laguna Beach, and she is driven to make clean water accessible to all communities.

Stories of TRUST - Pennsylvania

Producer: Christi Cooper-Kuhn, Katie Lose-Gilbertson, Kelly Matheson
Ashley Funk challenges the US government over the coal-related pollution plaguing her community.


Producer: Jack Ballo
A day in the life of Elio Madonia, a man who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to building homes for poor families living in shacks.


Organizer created on 2/19/2014 6:33:07 AM by Becky Miller

Last edited 12/26/2018 1:52:20 PM by Anthony Pouw