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04-17-2008

Noted Rehabilitation Engineer to Speak at Clarkson University

Rehabilitation engineering burst to the forefront with the advent of the Thalidomide Crisis in which many children in other countries were born without limbs in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Morris "Mickey" Milner, who will give the third annual Herman L. Shulman lecture Wednesday, April 23, at Clarkson University, lived through those times and as an aeronautical engineer helped to guide Canada's response to the crisis.

As such, Milner became one of the godfathers of the modern field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. His talk will detail his 35-year "personal odyssey" in the rehab arena.

The lecture will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in CAMP Room 177 at Clarkson University. The public is invited to attend this lecture and a BEST (technology serving humanity through Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology) poster display that will be on display from 3-5 p.m. in the CAMP atrium. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

The symposium is a university-wide celebration of engineering research that affects biomedicine, bioscience or any bioscience that relies on engineering to move forward. The symposium and lecture are being held with the support of the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) and the bioengineering seminar class.

Both the poster session and the lecture to follow are free and open to the public.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world's pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3,000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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