Who can be a scientist? What do scientists want to achieve (goals)? How is science used in our every day lives?
George was born in January of 1865 in southern Missouri Kidnapped by bandits as an infant and later returned Lived in a nurturing household http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhib its/Tuskegee/gwcslave.htm http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu /stewart/AAMuseum/beginnings.htm
The carvers instilled a need for knowledge by teaching him an appreciation for nature, self- sufficiency, and an appetite for learning. Eventually left to attend an African American school. Enrolled in Simpson College for Art after being rejected from highland college.
His art professor Etta Budd convinced him to transfer to Iowa State for agriculture. Her father was the head of the agriculture department. Carver eventually obtained his masters at Iowa he became the first African American to work at Iowa State. http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu /stewart/AAMuseum/collegeyears%28S imp%29.htm
After receiving a masters in agriculture he went to the Tuskegee institute to head the agriculture department as a request from Booker T. Washington Carver worked at the Tuskegee institute until his death in 1945 as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geor ge_Washington_Carver,_ca._1902.jpg 1902
Carver used peanuts and other plants to help enrich the depleted soil of the South from cotton http://aggie- horticulture.tamu.edu/publications/guides/ca rver_peanut.html http://aggie- horticulture.tamu.edu/publications/guides/ca rver_peanut.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geor ge_Washington_Carver- peanut_specimen.jpeg
Carver created a mobile school to teach raual farmers how to care for their soil and make their fields more productive Mobile classes today http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu /stewart/AAMuseum/lifesworkJessupw agon%29.htm http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/carver /about_jesup.asp
Captain of the National Guard student battalion Lead the debate team, German club, art club, Young Mans Christian Association(YMCA), and the athletic trainer for the Iowa State football team http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu /stewart/AAMuseum/collegeyears%28I SU%29.htm
Worked with Henry Ford Wanted to help the planet and the economy Ford and Carver worked to create a car made out of a durable soybean plastic frame that ran on ethanol. They also worked on synthetic rubbers and other eco friendly projects.
Carver died at Tuskegee January 5, 1943 Fell in his house Died from anemia due to fall Age 78
Carter did not believe in profiting from his work and gave much to the community without wanting anything in return Gave his entire life savings to the Tuskegee institute which they put toward making the G.W. Carver foundation that worked to further agricultural research http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu/stewa rt/AAMuseum/todaysimpact.htm http://classprojects.cornellcollege.edu/stewa rt/AAMuseum/todaysimpact.htm
Started in 2008 Given to anyone in government sectors, academic workers, and private sectors who made advancements in industrial biotechnology.
The G.W. Carver Memorial in Diamond MO. First monument to be dedicated to an African American First monument to be given to someone other than a president http://www.kyrene.org/staff/sreed/Science/Scientist/Webpages/ 2007_08/Period%203/George%20Washington%20Carver/Picture%2 0Gallery.htm http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/upward_bound/tr ips/Atlanta2001/Atlanta2001_images/Mec-008f.jpg The museum was dedicated to Carver With much funding come from his good Friend Henry Ford.
What did George Washington Carver achieve with his experiments? How is his scientific discoveries still impacting us today?