Have you even been in Building 10 and wondered what exactly Vannevar Bush did to get the Bush Room named after him? Have you ever looked at the names on the buildings around Killian Court and asked yourself, what’s so great about Chladni, Gramme, and Regnault that their names are carved alongside Darwin, Faraday, and Ben Franklin?
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