FIRST Founder Dean Kamen Addresses Business and Computer Science Students

May 22nd, 2008 by Adam

Photo Caption: “Not all kids need access to FIRST,” Kamen said. “Only the ones we care about.”

PLYMOUTH,N.H.—At a reception following the Plymouth State University Graduate Commencement, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) founder Dean Kamen challenged undergraduate students to work with the university’s contacts in the school systems to make New Hampshire the first state to provide access to FIRST for every high school and middle school child.

Twenty-nine New Hampshire schools currently participate in FIRST: Kamen’s goal over the next year is to have 88 schools participating.

Talking about priorities for government spending Kamen said, “Public education should be at the top of the list and we should spend whatever we have to have the best educated kids.”

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