Inventor inspires innovation at Ohio STEM school

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The students at Akron’s National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM middle school are too young to qualify for laser eye surgery.

But they know how the technology works and how it was developed after the procedure’s inventor told them all about it.

Jim Wynne, inventor of Lasik, a corrective eye surgery used by more than 25 million people, visited the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) middle and high schools Friday as part of a series of guest speakers who inspire Akron students to cultivate creativity as they study to become scientists and engineers, and hopefully innovators.

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