Year in review: Bucknell's top research stories of 2008
December 02, 2008
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Which Bucknell University senior design project, researched and fabricated in 2001, made headlines in 2008?
In 2001, three Bucknell engineering students – Shannon Cooney, Patrick Kunze and Aaron Tajima, all Class of 2001 – researched and built a working Gutenberg-style printing press.
Fast forward to 2008.
The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., was searching high and low for a working hand-press to show at a new exhibit and, afterward, to use in its hands-on education programs. They discovered a picture of the 2001 student-built model on Bucknell’s website and, long story short, the Folger commissioned Bucknell’s project development lab to build over the summer an exact replica of the student research project.
In shadow of Capitol In September, the hand-press went on prominent display at the Folger, situated virtually in the shadow of the U.S. Capital Building, where it will remain through the end of January.
Along the way, it became the most read research-related story on the University’s website this year.
Bucknell’s top research-related stories of the year through November:
1)Bucknell Gutenberg-style press heads to nation’s capital The Gutenberg-style printing press built this summer at Bucknell University makes its way to Washington, D.C., this week where it will be featured in a prestigious library exhibit and then be part of the library’s ongoing hands-on education program.
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