The SKU's honorees

Alan Turing

Considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Antonio Ducati

Invented the pushrod engine, called the Cuccuiolo, originally for mounting on bicycles and were the genesis of the modern Ducati motorcycle.

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Enzo Ferrari

An Italian motor racing driver who founded the Ferrari automobile marque in 1939. He was often referred to as L’Ingegnere, the engineer.

Guido Van Rossum

Dutch programmer who created the Python programming language which is largely used in Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Learning.

Henry Royce

An English engineer who designed car and airplane engines with a reputation for reliability and longevity. He was a co-founder of Rolls-Royce which manufactures the majority of turbot engines found on modern airliners.

Isaac Newton

An English mathematician physicist, alchemist, theologian and was the key figure in the scientific revolution.

Jacques Cousteau

A French naval officer, oceanographer filmmaker and author who co-invented the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) which assisted him in the production of the first underwater documentaries.

Marechal Rondon

Called the “Gandhi of Brazil, he helped build many infrastructure projects in Brazil and was the guide for the Roosevelt-Randon Scientific Expedition of 1914. The Brazilian state of Rondônia is named after him.

Pedro Álvares Cabral

A Portuguese nobleman, military commander, and explorer who is regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil.

Shoichiro Toyoda

Joined the Toyota Motor Company upon the death of his father in 1952 and was instrumental in the launch of the Toyota Corolla and its introduction to Toyota Production System (Pull Production).