National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees of AsianPacific descent include innovation luminaries such as: Akira Endo, Mevastatin. This discovery launched a hugely successful class of drugs targeting the lowering of cholesterol, called statins.
We then valued and ranked candidates based on our appraisal of their positive impact, firstly, in inspiring other Asian Americans, and secondly, in inspiring Americans at large. An example: Filipino American quarterback Roman Gabriel is ranked behind FrenchOpen winner Michael Chang because Gabriel's ethnicity wasn't publicized until two decades after he retired.
Learn about ten notable Asian Americans who have contributed to American history and heritage. Students can read short biographies about YoYo Ma, Michelle Kwan, Amy Tan, Jerry Yang, Maya Lin. Links to further information are provided.