College of Technology
da Vinci Society
da Vinci - the Technologist
While considered an artist by many, the works of da Vinci as a technologist are significant. He conceptualized the helicopter, bicycle and folding furniture. He also developed plans for cutting screw threads, the hydraulic jack and canal locks. Regarded by many as the father of automation, da Vinci created an automated loom and automated musical instruments.
As with all technologists da Vinci was a systematic thinker who tested principles through experiences and application. The thinker, the doer, the problem solver must, like Leonardo, use and apply research to improve the state of knowledge in a field of study.
The da Vinci Society…
Supporting a tradition of student and faculty research
Renders assistance to students at the College of Technology through financing of:
• Academic research
Supports faculty scholarly activity through:
• Research support
Provides for College of Technology development through...
• Promoting the reputation of the College, its faculty and its contributions to the field of technology
In appreciation of your generosity, the da Vinci Society membership includes:
• Calendar of events related to College activities
Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology is one of the premier institutions of its kind in the United States. Fully accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology, its faculty and staff are committed to student success. Our mission is to engage our diverse College community in the study of technology to cultivate and expand human potential. As we reflect on that mission, one thing becomes clear: Our students and faculty must be provided an opportunity and environment conducive to research and development, and be allowed to disseminate technological knowledge and innovation to a wide constituency.
The College has a history of providing students with the challenge of turning theory into practice. Though our nationally recognized Cooperative Education Program, all technology majors receive three increasingly challenging experiences in their professional venue. Further opportunities for professional development rest in our desire for them to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field.
To that end, the da Vinci Society will allow students and faculty to work toward the completion of projects that emulate not only theory into practice but the creative and innovative application of technology to solve problems.
The da Vinci Society supports the College of Technology by inviting participation by alumni, friends and associates to become involved in the research and development efforts of the College and to support research and projects that are often beyond the reach of state funding.
Thank you for your support
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