Just got this in the inbox:
I am pleased to announce that the first annual WPI University Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Alden Memorial.
The purpose of the University Lecture is to bring to WPI speakers of national and international importance to enhance scholarly and scientific learning and to stimulate intellectual exchange within the university and the Worcester community.
Our lecture series will begin with a most distinguished guest lecturer, Mr. Dean Kamen. As an inventor and physicist, Dean Kamen has dedicated his life to developing technologies that help people lead better lives. As an inventor, he holds more than 200 U.S. and foreign patents. While still an undergraduate at WPI, he invented the first wearable infusion pump. His latest creation, the Segway ™ Human Transporter, is seen frequently on the WPI campus. He is also the founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology.
Dean Kamen has received numerous awards and accolades for his innovative inventions that revolutionized health-care technology, including the National Medal of Technology in 2000 and the Lemelson-MIT Prize in 2002 for Invention and Innovation. Dean Kamen was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2005.
This lecture is free and open to the public. I hope you will join me in attending what is sure to be an engaging talk by one of the premier innovators of our time.