ERIC Number: ED541155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Reference Count: 0
Engineering Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 19
Bishop, F. L.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Engineering schools in common with other educational institutions have been confronted with many unique problems since the outbreak of the European War in 1914. Previous to that time, an increasing number of men who entered colleges and universities elected subjects pertaining to commerce, business management, finances, etc. During the same period, the attendance at engineering schools had in most cases decreased. With the demand on American manufacturers for war supplies for the Allies, there developed a need for a very large number of scientifically and technically trained men for use in designing new machinery, developing new processes, etc. It was then the country realized that the number of men who had been trained in applied science was woefully small in comparison with the population of the country and the magnitude of its industries. The matter became so pressing that it was taken up by the Council of National Defense, and a committee on engineering education was appointed. Although the United States has schools of engineering that offer excellent courses for undergraduates, one or two schools that offer graduate courses to some extent, and some that conduct research and engineering experiments, there is no single school which combines in an effective way all three factors which would make a complete engineering school, namely, undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and research both pure and applied. This bulletin briefly outlines some of the factors that must be taken into consideration in establishing such a school. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Males, Undergraduate Students, National Security, Attendance, Manufacturing, War, Science Education, Technical Education, Advisory Committees, Graduate Students, Research, Program Design
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)