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Poll: Inspiration to become a Scientist

The release of The Theory of Everything (2014) has inspired an interest in the study of science. Which of these other films would best inspire an interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)?

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    The Imitation Game (2014)

    Alan Turing (1912-1954, father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence)
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    Interstellar (2014)

    Science adviser: Kip Thorne (1940-, theoretical physicist)
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    Creation (2009)

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882, naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911, botanist), and Thomas Huxley (1825-1895, biologist)
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    The Aviator (2004)

    Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (1905-1976, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor and filmmaker)
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    A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928-, mathematician, known for work in game theory, differential geometry and partial differential equations)
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    Contact (1997)

    Story by Carl Sagan (1934-1996, astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist)
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    The Wright Brothers (1997)

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    Infinity (1996)

    Richard Feynman (1918-1988, physicist)
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    Darwin (1992)

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882, naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory)
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    Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

    J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967, theoretical physicist)
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    Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

    Dian Fossey (1932-1985, zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist)
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    Galileo (1975)

    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer and philosopher)
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    Johannes Kepler (1974)

    Johannes Kepler (1571-1630, mathematician and astronomer)
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    Kopernik (1973)

    Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543, mathematician and astronomer)
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Written by Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008, science fiction writer, science writer, futurist and inventor)
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    I Aim at the Stars (1960)

    Wernher von Braun (1912-1977, aerospace engineer and space architect)
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    The Peanut Man (1947)

    George Washington Carver (1864-1943, scientist, botanist, educator and inventor)
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    Sister Kenny (1946)

    Elizabeth Kenny (1880-1952, developed treatment of poliomyelitis, established principles of muscle rehabilitation which became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy)
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    Madame Curie (1943)

    Marie Curie (1867-1934, physicist and chemist) and Pierre Curie (1859-1906, physicist)
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    Edison, the Man (1940)

    Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931, inventor)
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    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

    Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915, physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology and chemotherapy)
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    The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

    Louis Pasteur (1822-1895, chemist and microbiologist)
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    October Sky (1999)

    Homer Hickam (1943-, former NASA engineer)
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    Apollo 13 (1995)

    James A. Lovell (1928-, Commander), John L. "Jack" Swigert (1931-1982, Command Module Pilot), Fred W. Haise (1933- , Lunar Module Pilot), Gene Kranz (1933-, Lead Flight Director White Team), Glynn Lunney (1936-, Flight Director Black Team), Milt Windler (Flight Director Maroon Team), Gerry Griffin (1934-, Flight Director Gold Team), and thousands of support personnel.
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    The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)

    Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922, scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator)

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