Design students create display case to hold world’s largest buckeye necklace

September 21, 2012

Associate Professor Scott Shim collaborated with Invokause, a nonprofit organization specializing in creative programs for community causes, to support the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).

Invokause launched the “Buckeyes For A Cure” program a few years ago and sold approximately 20,000 individual buckeyes that were sequentially numbered and strung to create the world’s largest buckeye necklace. A significant portion of each buckeye sold went directly to the Stefanie Spielman Fund, raising awareness and support for breast cancer research.

Professor Shim and his students, Michale MacLean, John Vanderveen and Evan Tricky, designed and constructed a display case that holds the world’s largest buckeye necklace. The opening ceremony was held at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center in August, with Ohio State football great Chris Spielman in attendance.

For more information about the project please visit the Buckeyes for a Cure website.