Dr. James Wynne, IBM researcher and pioneer in the use of excimer lasers in LASIK eye surgery, visited the high school on November 30 to present his award-winning discovery to an enthusiastic audience of Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science and Engineering students.
Dr. Wynne is an inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama. He shared with the PLTW students how failure played a large role in his research at IBM, but also how success finally came when he aimed a laser at some leftover Thanksgiving turkey, with surprising results.
At the conclusion of the presentation, Dr. Wynne took questions from students and teachers and even spent one-on-one time with those who had follow-up questions.
Click here to read two PLTW students’ impressions of Dr. Wynne’s presentation: