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Honors College Students Recreate Ancient Inventions

Modern society may sometimes feel like it revolves around recent technological breakthroughs, but this semester Honors College students participating in the sophomore seminar Ancient Inventions learned that society is rooted in much advancement that took place in prehistoric times. The class, taught by engineering professor and Dean Professor Domenico Grasso, examined how ancient technologies made an impact on the ancient world, and how it also offered insight into the thinking capabilities of human kind at the time.

As a capstone project, students in the class were assigned to recreate an ancient invention. Students delved into extensive research on the dimensions, materials and societal purposes of these inventions and presented them in December. Read more on the capstone Ancient Inventions in this Burlington Free Press feature.

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Last modified January 30 2012 11:38 AM