• Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld

    Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld

    Arnold taught me the importance of cultivating minds around you Arnold Sommerfeld, an influential and significantly involved theoretical physicist, highlights the importance of cultivating the minds around you.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    Albert’s love for understanding made it clear to me that Imagination must be set against an empty canvas, and observed through reality Albert Einstein’s, love for understanding showcases the notion that imagination must be set against an empty canvas and observed through reality.

  • Ronald Ervin McNair

    Ronald Ervin McNair

    Ronald showed me that the color of my skin was as trivial as the shirt I put on, genius is not genetic, and I do not have to be a stereotype. Ronald McNair, physicist and NASA astronaut, proved that the color of one’s skin was a trivial as the color of a shirt. We do not have to be stereotypes- genius is not genetic
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    At the time he Beethoven was considered unconventional and utterly new, which was not a good thing. He did not bend to the limited world views of his contemporaries or critics. Instead he expressed a new spirit of humanism, his music represents the complex fabric of what human emotion feels like. He was able to tap into something beyond the mechanisitic expressions of the past, and he did this as a moore and deaf man. Beethoven was original, Beethoven is an inspiration. 

  • Percy Lavon Julian

    Percy Lavon Julian

    Dr. Julian significantly changed modern science and how many of us live, all while living through jim crow laws.  His life taught me that there is no fete too great for a dedicated mind, and that as a black man, persuing science would not compromise my identity. 

  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

    Through Dr. Curie I learned that one could be all things. The only limits that are real, are the ones we put on ourselves. As the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, her life remains an important example in my life.

  • Glenn Gould

    Glenn Gould

    Glenn was someone who always looked for more. What hidden meaning exists, how can it be refined, how can boundaries be pushed, and how can a sculpture form reach the transcendental? As a young child my father introduced me to Glenn Gould the pianist. Now, at 29 years old, I am discovering his genius as an alchemist.