Born in Columbia, SC, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was the head of the NASA federal agency from July 2009 to January 2017.
Professor of medicinal chemistry; scientist, teacher and administrator.
Businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist born in Darlington, SC. Coker was educated at the Citadel and Harvard where he studied to better prepare himself for managing agricultural property.
Charleston native, Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is a chemist, a former U.S. Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut.
Colonel Charles Moss Duke, Jr. is a retired USAF Brigadier General and former NASA astronaut and engineer.
Eugene Figg was a structural engineer who designed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay.
South Carolina's Weatherman, Jim Gandy, was the Chief Meteorologist for WISTV (1984-1998) and WLTX (1999-2019).
Alexander Garden was a Scottish-born physician and naturalist who lived for many years in Charleston, South Carolina, collecting and observing flora and fauna of South Carolina.
Robert Wilson Gibbes was a physician and naturalist who wrote paleontology articles on marine fossils found in South Carolina.
Dr. Mack Gipson, Jr. was the first African American man to obtain a Ph.D. in Geology.
Alma Levant Hayden was a chemist and one of the first African American women to work as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s.
Hartsville, SC native Dr. Sherman James is an epidemiologist and currently the Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.
Born in Charleston, SC, Dr. Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering African-American biologist and educator who pioneered many areas on the physiology of development.
Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a daughter of a plantation owner who is best known for her experiments with creating blue dye from indigo plants, which led to indigo becoming one of the colony’s most important cash crops.
Dr. Edwin Roberts Russell was a chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory.
James Marion Sims is credited as the "father of modern gynecology" for developing tools and surgical techniques related to women's reproductive health.
John Watson was a psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism and conducted research on animal behavior, child-rearing, and advertising.