Jackie Bezos, will.i.am, Dean Kamen Investing in Your Child's Future FIRST
We all want the best for our children, for them to reach their fullest potential and contribute in a meaningful way to society. Unfortunately for American students, our classrooms are falling way behind.
For centuries, reading, writing and arithmetic have been the basic requirements for children to function in society, but as manufacturing jobs have either moved or been replaced through automation, literacy in the 21st century will mean something different to the next generation. Children need to develop an understanding of coding from very early age to be competitive in this new job market.
Dean Kamen, holds over 440 patents and is well known for inventing the Segway scooter, Ibot and a portable version of the insulin pump and dialysis machine. But perhaps his greatest creation is FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Dean’s worldwide STEM engagement program for kids as young as 5-years.
Nicole Sawyer sat down with Dean Kamen to talk about how he is inventing inventors by creating a world where science, technology, engineering and math are fun for children.