“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706 – 1790)
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, free-mason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organisations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy league institution.