Michael Cunningham is a scientist and astronaut in the Apollo program. He is also from Texas, he has contributed to the world greatly.
Michael DeBakey is a world renowned cardiac surgeon. While he was in the military he helped develop Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals and the Veterans Administration Medical Research System.
Denton Cooley is an American heart surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. He performed the heart transplant in 1969.
Howard Hughes Sr.
Benjy Brooks was the 1st women to become a pediatric surgeon in Texas. In her work she conducted research on congenital defects, burn treatment, spleen reparation, and the prevention of hepatitis. When she was younger she would do "surgery" on her sisters dolls. In 1973, Brooks became the founding chief of pediatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Michael Dell is the owner of Dell Computers which is the leading seller of personal computers. The company Dell was started in 1984. Dell is one of the largest technology infrastructure company. He dropped out of college when he was 19 to pursue his computer dream.
Howard Hughes Sr made drill bits for the oil industry and made much of his money in the Texas oil. He invented the "Sharp Hughes" rotary tri-cone rock drill bit in 1905. Howard was inspired by his father that was a successful inventor.