Dean Kamen - Edwin F. Church MedalDean Kamen, president of DEKA Research & Development Corp., received the Edwin F. Church Medal for significant research in the field of biomedical engineering and for establishing FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) for America's youth. Dean Kamen, multimillionaire inventrepreneur, went global with a robochair that climbs stairs, a miracle motor that fights disease, and his wildest notion of all - that scientists will be the 21st century's superstars.
Dean Kamen (DEKA Research and Development)Biography of the inventor and physicist Dean Kamen, highlights his accomplishments and the non-profit organization he founded. Besides reading the long list of scientific accomplishments, you can learn trivia about Dean Kamen such as the following fact.
"One of Dean's little known accomplishments is his ranking in the Guinness Book of World Records for most consecutive days wearing a denim outfit. The record is currently 14,616 days (no, not really) and counting... Dean's fashion consultants."
However, more importantly, in 1995, Dean Kamen was awarded the Hoover Medal for "inventions that have advanced medical care worldwide, and for innovative and imaginative leadership in awakening America to the excitement of technology and its surpassing importance in bettering the lot of mankind."
Dean Kamen - Founder, FIRSTFIRST is an acronym that stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology".