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The Telegram
  • Kamen to speak at SUNYIT commencement

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  • MARCY — The Class of 2014 will hear from inventor, entrepreneur and science and technology advocate Dean Kamen at SUNYIT’s May 10 commencement ceremony.
    Kamen, known for inventing the Segway and founding the FIRST robotics organization, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony, which will take place in the Wildcat Field House on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy.
    As an inventor, Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. While still a college undergraduate, he invented the first wearable infusion pump, which gained acceptance from such diverse medical specialties as chemotherapy, neonatology and endocrinology. Kamen is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, in recognition of inventions that have advanced medical care worldwide. He was also awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
    All candidates who became eligible for graduation from August 2013 through the end of the current academic year have been invited to take part in the commencement ceremony. The event will begin with a formal procession in SUNYIT’s Wildcat Field House at 10 a.m. on May 10 and will be followed by a reception for graduates and guests in the Student Center. Commencement weekend also includes the annual academic awards banquet, which take place held in the Wildcat Field House on Friday, May 9. More information is available at www.sunyit.edu/commencement.

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