George Washington Carver
My scientist's name is George Washington Carver. Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri around 1864 the exact year and date of his birth are unknown, he passed away on January 5, 1943. George's fields of study were botanist and an inventor. Carver did most of his work at Tuskegee Institute and went on to be a agriculture teacher there. George is most famous for his discovery of 100 different uses for peanuts including: cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, and gasoline. Farmers still use his techniques of alternating crops to add nitrogen to the soil. Carver developed a program for Alabama that trained farmers to rotate their crops that was similar to the one at Iowa state. George was the first african american to enroll at Iowa State University. He later received his bachelor's and masters from there. In addition to being an excellent scientist and inventor, Carver was also an accomplished pianist and painter. His art was exhibited at the World's Fair in 1893. " Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom" ~ George Washington Carver. Carver was the first african american to have a national park named after him. You can visit his park and monument in Missouri.