America has always been the hotbed of tinkerers. By 19th century, America was on a fast lane to engineering success. Ground-breaking engineering feats stirred America’s appetite for industrial preeminence and towards the beginning of 19th century, it was already belting out engineering milestones — some original and some borrowed (at times illegally) from British Isles. By the end of that century, America was crafting its own major inventions, like the steamboat and cotton gin. With such engineering advancements, the country was clearly on its way to gaining industrial supremacy. This spurred a rise of famous engineering schools like MIT, the Case Institute, and Stevens Institute of Technology, which generated a steady supply of engineers. Since the last 70 years, America has been the world leader in engineering excellence, ruling markets from steel and cars to energy and aerospace. Let us explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on America's eminent engineers in the biographies presented below.
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856
Inventor, Father of Radio

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.
Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930
Astronaut

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863
Industrialist

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930
American engineer

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945
Computer Programmer

John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft

Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969
Software Engineer
Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984
Entrepreneur

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

Amar BoseAmar Bose
02 November 1929
Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900
Statistician, Electrical Engineer

Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter
Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890
Engineer

Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902
Rabbi

Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg
08 September 1981
Google X Engineer
Fred C KochFred C Koch
23 September 1900
Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur

Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor
John BardeenJohn Bardeen
23 May 1908
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
12 December 1927
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves
17 August 1896
Engineer
Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941
Inventor of the First Email System

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Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
03 April 1929
Civil Engineer, Architect
Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923
Inventor of integrated circuit

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950
Former NASA Astronaut
Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878
Mother of Modern Management
Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
23 September 1843
Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn

Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951
Computer Network Engineer

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
17 May 1893
Inventor
An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883
Electrical Engineer

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman

Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804
Civil Engineer
Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865
Mechanical Engineer

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885
Civil Engineer
Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846
Geographers, Explorers

Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870
First Lady of Structural Engineering

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
07 November 1977
Computer Engineer
Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
06 March 1927
Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace

Grant ImaharaGrant Imahara
23 October 1970
Electrical engineer
Jim LovellJim Lovell
25 March 1928
Astronaut

Scott KellyScott Kelly
21 February 1964
Engineer

Donald Kent SlaytonDonald Kent Slayton
01 March 1924
Astronaut

Shahid KhanShahid Khan
18 July 1950
Business person

Lisa SuLisa Su
07 November 1969
Entrepreneur
Lisa NowakLisa Nowak
10 May 1963
Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test

Tim SweeneyTim Sweeney
1970 AD
Computer programmer

Jensen HuangJensen Huang
17 February 1963
Entrepreneur

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Judith ResnikJudith Resnik
05 April 1949
Engineer

Wally SchirraWally Schirra
12 March 1923
United States Naval Aviator, Astronaut,
Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971
Engineer

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,

Jack ParsonsJack Parsons
02 October 1914
Researcher
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,

Gene HaasGene Haas
12 November 1952
Engineer
W. Edwards DemingW. Edwards Deming
14 October 1900
Engineer

Homer HickamHomer Hickam
19 February 1943
Aerospace Engineer

Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971
Comedian
Gene KranzGene Kranz
17 August 1933
Officer, Engineer

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,
Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer

Ellison OnizukaEllison Onizuka
24 June 1946
Officer, Astronaut, Engineer

Martin EberhardMartin Eberhard
15 May 1960
Entrepreneur

Elias HoweElias Howe
09 July 1819
Inventor, Engineer
Martin CooperMartin Cooper
26 December 1928
Engineer
Thomas MassieThomas Massie
13 January 1971
Inventor

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game

Gregory JarvisGregory Jarvis
24 August 1944
Engineer, Astronaut, Officer

Ellen OchoaEllen Ochoa
10 May 1958
Engineer
Ginni RomettyGinni Rometty
29 July 1957
Businesswomen

Peiter ZatkoPeiter Zatko
01 December 1970
Programmer

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971
Entrepreneur
Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
04 July 1961
Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer,

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer
Joel SpolskyJoel Spolsky
1965 AD
computer scientist, programmer

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer
Kelly JohnsonKelly Johnson
27 February 1910
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer
Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger