Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen is an entrepreneur and inventor best known for creating the Segway PT, an electric, self-balancing human transporter. Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a program for students to get people interested in science, technology, and engineering. One of FIRST’s initial robotic programs created a Lego League where students compete to create the most innovative advancement using Legos. Kamen was named “One of the world’s most prominent and prolific inventors” when he received the prestigious Stevens Honor Award in 2009, given by the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Stevens Alumni Association.

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