Missouri InventorsGeorge Washington Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.
Charles Stark Draper invented a gyroscope that stabilized and balanced gunsights, bombsights and for launching long-range missiles.
James Fergason holds some of the fundamental patents in liquid crystal displays filed in the early 1970's
Jack Kilby was the microchip inventor.
William Lear was the designer of the Lear Jet executive airplane, inventor of the 8-track stereo, and patented several car radios
Robert Maurer invented fiber optic wire or "Optical Waveguide Fibers"
James Fergason holds fundamental patents in liquid crystal displays filed in the early 1970's, and produced the first modern LCD watch.
Roscoe L Koontz designed a pinhole gamma ray camera called the collimator, and helped to design and fabricate automatic air and water radiation activity measuring devices.
Susan Elizabeth Blow was an educator that started the first kindergarten in the U.S.