Fall 2013 Capstone Projects

In 2014-2015, the University Libraries will mount a major exhibition focused on Galileo’s World. In anticipation of this event, the fall 2013 Capstone focus was the preparation of materials for the Libraries’ exhibition. The five students enrolled in the Capstone had the unique opportunity of participating in the preparation of materials for the exhibition as they examined several of the works of Galileo in their historical context as well as modern interpretations and uses of the Galileo Affair. Their completed projects are fine examples of the creativity of our majors and the historical research and analysis skills acquired by those at the senior level of the major program.

Mary “Katie” Allison
Senior, Class of Spring 2014
BA, History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Minor, Chemistry; Pre-Med Program
Capstone Project: “Galileo Galilei & the Plague"

Brianna G. Hair
Senior, Class of Spring 2014
BA, History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Minor, Chinese
Capstone Project: “Galileo in China: 16th- and 17th-Century Jesuit Astronomy"

Adrian B. Lucy
Senior, Class of Spring 2014
Dual Degree: BS, Astrophysics; BA, History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Minor, Mathematics
Capstone Project: “Music in Galileo’s Life/Work

Sana Masood
Senior, Class of Fall 2013
BA, History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Minor, History; Minor History
Capstone Project: “Tusi’s Couple, Copernicus, and Galileo

Elizabeth K. Wilcox
Senior, Class of Fall 2013
BA, History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Minor, Anthropology
Capstone Project: “Islam, Judaism, Protestant Christianity and Heliocentrism