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Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Technology dedication ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0455

Scope and Contents

This commemorative tile was given to attendees of the Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology dedication. The granite tile measures 3.5 inches square, and is engraved with the formula known as Euler's identity (eπi + 1=0). The physical explanation of Euler's identity is that it can be viewed as the group-theoretical definition of pi. The date of the dedication is also carved into the stone July 16, 1998.

There is one copy of the invitation, and two copies of the official dedication program which gives background information on the Gosnell family and the James family, the speakers, and donors.

Dates

  • July 16, 1998

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, was established through a challenge gift by Thomas Gosnell, chairman emeritus of the RIT Board of Trustees, and his wife, Georgia, who were major contributors to the science building project. The Center was a major addition to the College of Science building and features the Bruce and Nora James Atrium, which highlights a polished black granite floor by artist Larry Kirkland. The floor is etched with symbols representing milestones in the history of science. The Center was dedicated on July 17, 1998.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 clam shell box)

Language

English

Overview

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, established through a challenge gift by Thomas Gosnell, was dedicated July 16, 1998. The collection contains a commemorative granite tile given to attendees of the dedication. Also included in the collection are programs from the dedication ceremony.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by item type.

Physical Location

East Wall, Shelf 75

Other Finding Aids

There is no finding aid for this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology dedication tile was donated to the RIT Archives in March 2013 by David Farnsworth, professor in the College of Science. Accession number(s): 2013:015

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.
Title
Center for Excellence in Math, Science, and Technology dedication tile
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
10 April 2013
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

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