Project Description:

In a success-driven society such as ours—and especially at a high-ranking liberal arts college such as Bucknell—to speak of professional or personal “failure” remains something of a taboo. This project seeks to acknowledge, understand and even, to an extent, confirm and validate failure as part of the teaching and learning process. We are especially keen to explore the meanings and implications of “failure” across academic divisions and disciplines, especially as it relates to taking risks.

Project Participants:

Doug Allen, Management
Craig Beal, Mechanical Engineering
Karen Castle, Chemistry
David Cipoletti, Mechanical Engineering
Skip McGoun, Management

Seth Orsborn, Management
James Shields, Comparative Humanities