Updated: 10/22/2013 11:16 PM
Created: 10/22/2013 9:19 PM WHEC.com
He developed technology that led to one of the biggest companies in Rochester.
On Tuesday people across our area celebrated Chester Carlson Day.
Tuesday marks 75 years since Carlson invented Xerography, a form of making copies. That technology was eventually commercialized by Xerox.
At the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, named for him, Xerox executives, employees and families came together with students to celebrate Carlson's invention.
News10NBC asked what organizers are hoping students get from the experience.
"We're really hoping that they will take away the idea that any kid could be Chester Carlson, who saw a need. He needed to improve the way he did his own work and he worked at it for 10 years and came up with a revolution in the way copies are made,” said Mike Long, Carlson MetroCenter YMCA science program administrator.
Carlson developed that first xerography image back in 1938. He later handed it over to Joe Wilson, who then launched Xerox.