The Daily Item and WNEP both covered the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program project that partners Gilson Snow, Inc. with Bucknell University. Read the stories in:
Bucknell University also featured this work. Read more on Bucknell's site.
Gilson Snow is a five-year-old manufacturing firm that designs and builds snowboards and skis, and has a key competency in the application of fluid interactions. However, demand for snow sports eqipment is seasonal, and so Gilson Snow partnered with Bucknell University on a project that aims to balance production and revenues by adapting Gilson’s proprietary designs for water sports. This project will focus on entry to the wakesurfer market, but the research, which will delve into dynamic interaction with the surface of the water and involve subsequent design and testing, is expected to be relevant to products for wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, and stand-up paddleboarding.