It's been 75 years since Chester F. Carlson invented the process of xerography. On Tuesday, The Carlson Metro YMCA celebrated both the namesake and his inventions.
Xerography is the process of producing text and images on paper. It was picked up by when became the Xerox Corporation.
Children attending Chester F. Carlson Day learned that xerography was a ten-year process.
Volunteer engineers and scientists brought six exhibits Tuesday afternoon, allowing the kids to dive in to the scientific process.
"We're trying to get the kids to think in the way that Chester Carlson thought. He had a problem that needed a solution. It took a long time to solve it. He had a lot of stick-to-itiveness to do it, but he ultimately became very successful and from that grew a multi-billion dollar corporation," said Mike Long, science consultant administrator.
More than 200 people from Xerox, the YMCA, and local families came to the event.