The Presidents of the United States Contributions to Science

The Presidents of the United States Contributions to Science
The Presidents of the United States Contributions to Science

Happy President’s Day!

On this President’s Day, Contract Laboratory thought we would feature some contributions that the Presidents of the United States have made to Science

 

  • Thomas Jefferson – invented a clock that was powered by the Earth’s gravitational pull on cannonballs

 

  • John Quincy Adams -developed  a uniform system of weights and measures and astronomical observatory (what is now the U.S. Naval Observatory)

 

  • Abraham Lincoln   signed a bill that created the National Academy of Science

 

  • James Garfield – total math nerd, James Garfield developed a trapezoid proof of the Pythagorean theorem
  • US President Theodore Roosevelt's Contribution to Science
    US President Theodore Roosevelt’s Contribution to Science
  • Theodore Roosevelt – dedicated naturalist and conservationist published ornithologist
  • Franklin Roosevelt – put together a crack team that developed the world’s first atomic bomb — a scientific megaproject

 

  • Harry Truman – he signed a bill into law that established the National Science Foundation
  • Jimmy Carter –  Science Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy that was trained as an engineer, he founded the U.S. Department of Energy