Thursday, August 24, 2017

Get Acquainted with Some Christians in STEM

Carver became one of the most prominent scientists of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. He found over 300 uses of the peanut, including dyes, shampoo, shoe polish, plastics and gasoline. In 1920, Carver delivered a speech before the Peanut Growers Association, attesting to the wide potential of peanuts. The following year, he testified before Congress in support of a tariff on imported peanuts. With the help of Carver's testimony, Congress passed the tariff in 1922.

Read articles about famous Christians in STEM. These articles were written by Wesleyan Middle School students. Some of this information may be helpful to you in preparing the slide presentation.

Hildegard of Bingen was the most significant woman in science in the 11th century. She was centuries ahead of her time. She excelled in science, medicine, Christian theology and music. She is sometimes called the “Sibyl of the Rhine.” She was born in Germany in 1098 and died in 1179.

Ms. Linsley's great grandparents: The Rev and Mrs. Williams at home in Redlands, California in 1915 with their children. All were born in India during the missionary service of Rev. Williams. From left to right: Robert, Henry, Paul, Alice and Roger. Alice Williams Linsley is Ms. Linsley's paternal grandmother. She taught Philosophy at Redlands College (now Redlands University).

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