Faculty Advisor

Overstrom, Eric W.


In 20th century, society's approach to addressing the mental health concerns was to confine patients at regional State Hospitals. Grafton State Hospital is an example of the application of technology and engineering in early 1900's to construct facilities that addressed society's needs about 75 years. Today, many of these same facilities support animal education, research and clinical care activities. This project explores the technological and engineering basis of these facilities and reveals the repurposing of these historic structures to provide modern veterinary education, research and health care. An interactive media kiosk was developed and implemented.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology