Archived ECHO Projects

 

Since 2001 the Echo project (Exploring and Collecting History Online) has used the Internet to collect and present the recent history of science, technology, and industry. As a laboratory for experimentation in this new and unperfected field, we have, among other objectives, worked to foster communication and dialogue among historians, scientists, engineers, doctors, and technologists. We also host free workshops and offer free consultation services to assist other historical practitioners in launching their own websites. In addition, Echo provides a centralized guide and portal for those seeking websites on the history of science and technology. This guide helps researchers find the exact information they need while also granting curious browsers a forum for exploration.

Recent Submissions

  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    Echo's Women in Science and Engineering project at George Mason University documented the career experiences of women in science and engineering in recent memory. Our online survey allowed women to tell about their career's ...
  • The Echo Project; Greenberg, Joshua (2007-02-26)
    This site was part of a larger dissertation project on the history of video retail and shifting attitudes toward motion pictures in America in the 1970s and 1980s. The person responsible for both the design and maintenance ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    Usenet, an Internet discussion board pioneer, marks its 25th anniversary in 2004. Users from around the world have gathered at Usenet’s virtual roundtables to discuss topics ranging from aeronautics to zoology, in the ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    On March 28, 1979, one of the reactors at Three Mile Island, a nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated. A combination of human error and a string of technical failures triggered a partial meltdown of ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    The Claude Shannon project seeks to preserve the memory of the man whose mathematical theories laid the groundwork for the digital communication technology underlying the Internet. Shannon’s ideas, initially applied to ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 pm (EDT), Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Around the world, people stayed up late, woke up early, and stopped their work to watch their televisions or listen to their ...
  • The Echo Project; Schrag, Zachary M. (2007-02-26)
    This site tells the story of the Washington Metro, a 103-mile rapid transit system serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    The Columbia STS-107 mission lifted off on January 16, 2003, for a 17-day science mission featuring numerous microgravity experiments. Upon reentering the atmosphere on February 1, 2003, the Columbia orbiter suffered a ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-19)
    Over the past forty years the world of finance has changed dramatically, and one way to trace this evolution is through the technology that mediates the interaction between man and his money. The advent of Instinet, the ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-19)
    An important and timely undertaking, this medical history project aims to preserve and present the people, ideas and devices instrumental in the innovation and realization of artificial organs. Project Bionics' mission is: ...

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