Few entrepreneurs, scientists or engineers are more passionately engaged, or more personally involved, in motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.
Inventor Dean Kamen he holds more than 440 patents. Best know as the inventor of the Segway, he also pioneered products ranging from insulin pumps, to dialysis treatments, to therapies for treating T-Cell lymphoma.
As importantly, Kamen has been a tireless advocate for science and technology education. In 1989, he founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Through hands-on application -- building robots that compete in complex tournaments - kids learn that science and engineering can be exciting, fun and rewarding. Today, FIRST serves over 250,000 young people in more than 50 countries.