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Adding the A to STEM: Integrating Portraiture into STEAM/STEM Subjects

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Language Arts And English +9 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This Learning Lab demonstrates how portraiture can be used as an interdisciplinary springboard for lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Portraits of STEM pertinent sitters provide a jumping-in point for students, visually grounding them in a subject. In this way, portraiture functions as an interdisciplinary tool to engage students and enrich their learning across curriculum. 

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Maxine Singer

National Portrait Gallery

Arthur Kornberg

National Portrait Gallery

Samuel Ruben

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Alice Hamilton

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Benjamin Silliman

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Albert James Myer

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Annie Jump Cannon

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Alan Shepard

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Allan Sandage

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Maarten Schmidt

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Aleksandr Nesmeyanov

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Apollo 11 Crew

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Astronauts

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Bob Crippen

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Yuri Gagarin

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Rusty Schweickart

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John Young

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Arno Allan Penzias

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Arthur Stanley Eddington

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Asaph Hall

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Asa Gray

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Alexander Wetmore

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Alexander Von Humboldt

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Alexander Wilson

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Augustus Addison Gould

National Portrait Gallery

Edward O. Wilson

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Aldo Leopold

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B.F. Skinner

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Barry Commoner

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Carl Sagan

National Portrait Gallery

Columbus Iselin

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Jacques Cousteau

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Benjamin Franklin

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Smith Barton

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford

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Beverly Thomas Galloway

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Béla Schick

National Portrait Gallery

Carl Ethan Akeley

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Doolittle Walcott

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Frederick Marvin

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Lindbergh

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Charles Wilkes

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Willson Peale

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Willson Peale Self-Portrait

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Charles and Evangeline Lindbergh

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Chen Ning Yang

National Portrait Gallery

Chien-Shiung Wu

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Cormac McCarthy

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Count Rumford

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Craig Venter

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David Baltimore

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Ancel Keys

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David Ho

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David Rittenhouse

National Portrait Gallery

DeWitt Clinton

National Portrait Gallery

Donald Marr Nelson

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey

National Portrait Gallery

Buckminster Fuller

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Jacobs

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Jonas Salk

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. William Healey Dall

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Eben Jenks Loomis

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Ed Dorn

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Edme Ducatel

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Edward Hitchcock

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Edward Howe Forbush

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Edward Teller

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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

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Edwin Herbert Land

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Edwin Hubble

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Edwin Land

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Eliot Porter

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Elmer Perley Wheeler

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Ernest Everett Just

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Ernest Thompson Seton

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Erwin Frink Smith

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Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler

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Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden

National Portrait Gallery

Founders of Aperture

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Francis Blake

National Portrait Gallery

Francis Peyton Rous

National Portrait Gallery

Freeman Dyson

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George Bird Grinnell

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George Horace Gallup

National Portrait Gallery

George Miller Sternberg

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George Nicholas Papanicolaou

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George Washington Carver

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George Wells Beadle

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Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

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Grace Murray Hopper

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Granville Sharpe Pattison

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Hans Albrecht Bethe

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Harlow Shapley

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Harold Brown

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Harold Varmus

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Henry Agard Wallace

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Henry David Thoreau

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Henry Draper

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Henry Huttleston Rogers

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Henry Peter Bosse

National Portrait Gallery

Henry Salvatori

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Henry Wallace

National Portrait Gallery

Herbert Ives

National Portrait Gallery

Herbert Lawrence Anderson

National Portrait Gallery

Herbert Wayne Boyer

National Portrait Gallery

Isaac Asimov

National Portrait Gallery

Isaac Lea

National Portrait Gallery

Isidor Isaac Rabi

National Portrait Gallery

Albert Einstein

National Portrait Gallery

J. Robert Oppenheimer

National Portrait Gallery

Jack Kevorkian

National Portrait Gallery

James Bryant Conant

National Portrait Gallery

James Dewey Watson

National Portrait Gallery

James Dwight Dana

National Portrait Gallery

James Pollard Espy

National Portrait Gallery

James Smithson

National Portrait Gallery

James Van Allen

National Portrait Gallery

Janet Rowley

National Portrait Gallery

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz

National Portrait Gallery

Jerrold Zacharias

National Portrait Gallery

Jim Clark

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Joel Roberts Poinsett

National Portrait Gallery

John Adams Whipple

National Portrait Gallery

John Burroughs

National Portrait Gallery

John Draper

National Portrait Gallery

John Enders

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John Glenn

National Portrait Gallery

John Harvey Kellogg

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John James Audubon

National Portrait Gallery

John Lawrence Leconte

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John Muir

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John Smith

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John Vincent Atanasoff

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John Wesley Powell

National Portrait Gallery

John William Draper

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Jonas Salk

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Joseph Colt Bloodgood

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph Henry

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Joseph Leidy

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph Priestley

National Portrait Gallery

Joshua Lederberg

National Portrait Gallery

Julian Seymour Schwinger

National Portrait Gallery

Julian Werner Hill

National Portrait Gallery

Julius Adams Stratton

National Portrait Gallery

Julius Bien

National Portrait Gallery

Konrad Emil Bloch

National Portrait Gallery

Kurt Gödel

National Portrait Gallery

Larry Corey #3 (Monochrome)

National Portrait Gallery

Lester Hoxie Dewey

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Linus Pauling

National Portrait Gallery

Luther Burbank

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Malcom Scott Carpenter

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Ann Walker Bell

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Bunting-Smith

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S. Dillon Ripley

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Mary Engle Pennington

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Mathilde Krim

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Matthew F. Maury

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Maurice Ewing

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Max Broedel

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Max Theiler

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Melvin Calvin

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Men of Progress

National Portrait Gallery

Mercury Seven Astronauts

National Portrait Gallery

Min Cheuh Chang

National Portrait Gallery

Men of Progress

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Murray Gell-Mann

National Portrait Gallery

Nathaniel Bowditch

National Portrait Gallery

Neil Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Norbert Wiener

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Norman Borlaug

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Ogden Nicholas Rood

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Paul Dyer Merica

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Paul Goodwin Redington

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Percy L. Julian

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Phillip A. Sharp

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R. Buckminster Fuller

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Rachel Louise Carson

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Red Cloud and Othniel Charles Marsh

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Rembrandt Peale

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Rex Tugwell

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Rexford Guy Tugwell

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Alexander F. Penrose, Jr.

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Richard Feynman

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Richard Leakey

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Robert A. Millikan

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Robert Hare

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Robert Hofstadter

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Robert Kennicott

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Rosalyn Yalow

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Ben Carson

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Samuel Pierpont Langley

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Andrei Sakharov

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Arthur Holly Compton

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Engineering

Briana White

Robert Goddard

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Alexander Dallas Bache

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Admiral Emory Scott Land

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Admiral Hyman George Rickover

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Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro

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Alexander Johnston Cassatt

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Alfred Norton Goldsmith

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Amelia Earhart

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Andrew Grove

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Andrew Hickenlooper

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Anthony Wayne

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Norbert Wiener

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Ben R. Rich

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Benjamin Latrobe

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Braxton Bragg

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Braxton Bragg

National Portrait Gallery

Buckminster Fuller

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Ellet

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Franklin Kettering

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Lindbergh

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz

National Portrait Gallery

Chester A. Arthur

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Craig Breedlove

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D. Brainerd Holmes

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Daniel Carroll

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David Du Bose Gaillard

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David Rittenhouse Porter

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David Wiley

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Donald McKay

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Edwin Augustus Stevens

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Emory Scott Land

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Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick West Lander

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Francis Blake

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Winslow Taylor

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Chester Alan Arthur

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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

National Portrait Gallery

George Montague Wheeler

National Portrait Gallery

George Gordon Meade

National Portrait Gallery

Robert Hutchings Goddard

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Hans Albrecht Bethe

National Portrait Gallery

Harold E. Edgerton

National Portrait Gallery

Henry Ford

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Henry Ford

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Henry Peter Bosse

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Herbert Hoover

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Howard Hughes

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Hugh Cooper

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Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky

National Portrait Gallery

Jack Kilby

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Jack Welch

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James B. McPherson

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James Duncan Graham

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James Buchanan Eads

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James Birdseye McPherson

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James McDonnell

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John Augustus Roebling

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John Dash Van Buren, Jr.

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John Ericsson

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John Stevens

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John Sununu

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph Dana Webster

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Joseph Gilbert Totten

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Lee DeForest

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Leroy Grumann

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth

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Loammi Baldwin

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Logan Waller Page

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Marc Andreeson

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Marc Brunel

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Men of Progress

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Michael Haider

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Neil Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Nikola Tesla

National Portrait Gallery

Peter Goldmark

National Portrait Gallery

R. Buckminster Fuller

National Portrait Gallery

Robert Fulton

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Delafield

National Portrait Gallery

Robert Gilruth

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Robert Livingston Stevens

National Portrait Gallery

Robert and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills

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Seth Boyden

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Solomon White Roberts

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Study #4

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Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom

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Thomas Watson

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Wernher Von Braun

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William Austin Burt

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Zachary Taylor at Walnut Springs

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David Du Bose Gaillard

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Math

Briana White

Buckminster Fuller

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

National Portrait Gallery

David Rittenhouse

National Portrait Gallery

Robert Mills

National Portrait Gallery

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler

National Portrait Gallery

George Horace Gallup

National Portrait Gallery

Nathaniel Bowditch

National Portrait Gallery

Grace Murray Hopper

National Portrait Gallery

Kurt Gödel

National Portrait Gallery

R. Buckminster Fuller

National Portrait Gallery

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

National Portrait Gallery

The Young Vermont Mathematician

National Portrait Gallery

Willard Quine

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