Cyber & Stem Newsletter

Haley Femia

Leonardo da Vinci

This man, Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and later after that he died on May 2, 1519. Leonardo da Vinic was famous for his designs, art, cartography, geology, and studies. Leonardo's designs later helped us to invent things like the tank, parachute, helicopter and many other things. He was also a very talented artist. Most of his picture and paintings are in art galleries and museums. One of his most known paintings in the Mona Lisa. He made many maps of many different places. He was also interested in geology. He studied many different things, including math, reading and writing backwards. Leonardo da Vinci made contributions to the study of science, medicine, and art. In his relentless pursuit to understand how our world works, he was one of the world's greatest inventors, thinkers, scientists, artists, and writers. A true Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinic was a leading voice for reason, logic and science in a world dominated by superstition. Some interesting facts on Leonardo da Vinci is that he was never married or had children. He also was very much interested in the possibility of human flight. He produced many studies of the flight of birds and plans for several flying machines.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, MA and died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, PA. Franklin's contributions to America were not only political. Before he became a renowned diplomat, Franklin was a writer, printer, postmaster, scientist and inventor. In his time, Franklin became one of the most recognizable and popular figures in the world; his kite experiment, which proved the electrical nature of lightning, earned him an invitation to meet the King of France. For young Ben Franklin, accomplishments included ownership of his own newspaper, The Pennsylvania Gazette; the founding of the first subscription library in the world; as well as becoming the Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Philadelphia at the age of 28. Even though Benjamin Franklin lived a very long ago, his many inventions improved our way of living, helped us understand electricity, and improved our safety. He improved the way people live today by some of his inventions. Some of these inventions are; the odometer (according to Now and Ben) which is very used today in cars and different vehicles to see how fast you are going and more information about time traveled and sophisticated measurements, the catcher that helps improve people's health because it is an advanced way to treat sick people to keep them from dying. Benjamin Franklin came from a large family. In fact, his father Josiah Franklin, had 17 children with 2 wives. He was the 8th to the second wife but the 15th in total. He started to work with his brothers in a print shop at the age of 12. He was also a volunteer fireman. He had a passion for "paying it toward" and giving back to the community. The department he volunteered for is called the Union Fire Company, but it now known as " Benjamin Franklin's Bucket Brigade." After volunteering multiple times, he wrote articles on fire safety.

Alfred Einstein

This news story is on Albert Einstein. He was born on March 14, 1879 and born in Ulm, Germany. He was in Princeton, New Jersey where he then passed away on April 18, 1955. Albert Einstein's most major contributions were that he contributed to the development of the quantum theory. Einstein postulated light quanta or photons that he based his explanation of the photoelectric effect, and he also developed the quantum theory of specific heat. Albert Einstein's contributes impacted on STEM. Einstein was a mathematician, but he is better known for his work in the field of theoretical physics. His work has helped change the realm of physics for years to come. Two fun facts about Albert Einstein was that at the age of 16, Albert had failed the entrance exam to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich. Also that his wife, Mileva Maric, gave birth to their illegitimate daughter, Lieserl, in 1902, which was a year before they got married.

Thomas Edison

This man was born on February 11, 1847, Milan, OH and died October 18, 1931, West Orange, NJ. His major contributions was being a great inventor. He invented the electric locomotive, phonograph, electric, pen and copying systems, stethoscope, improved the telephone and improved the stock ticker and most importantly he invented the electric light bulb. Edison's inventions changed the world because he was an incredibly successful inventor, scientist, and businessman, accumulating 1,093 patents in his lifetime. Although the man from Milan, Ohio purchased many of his patents and is falsely credited with others like the light bulb, he was responsible for many useful creations. His laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. was so productive that at one point, he promised to turn out "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." All told, he played a vital role in shaping the modern world. Edison would be STEM. Edison built his first lab at the age of 10. HE also saved a boy from a runaway train.