Rochester Inventor At The White House Today

11.17.10 | Sarah Harnisch

A retired Kodak researcher who made history will be at the White House today for a very unique honor. Steve Sasson is to receive the national Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor that can be given to scientists, engineers and inventors in the United States. He'll be recognized for his creation of the digital camera in 1978. It was as large as a toaster!! He's one of three people set to get the medal from President Obama in a ceremony scheduled for 5:20 pm.
   Another guy who is getting honored is Harry Coover. He's the guy who invented super glue.