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ERIC Number: ED541326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 180
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Commercial Engineering. Report of a Conference on Business Training for Engineers and Engineering Training for Students of Business Held in Washington, D. C., June 23-24, 1919. Bulletin, 1919, No. 58
Swiggett, Glen Levin
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The Commissioner of Education authorized the specialist in charge of commercial education of the Bureau of Education to confer with a small group of administrative professors in engineering and commerce for the purpose of discussing ways and means whereby a larger number of students in engineering and commerce might be prepared better for management positions in industry and commerce, and under date of February 15, the commissioner invited the presidents of higher institutions near St. Louis to send representatives for a conference with Dr. Swiggett, in that city on February 22. The members present at this preliminary conference asked for the immediate appointment by the Commissioner of Education of a committee to consider with Dr. Swiggett, at a second conference in Washington, on or about March 31, the subject of commercial engineering in its various aspects and to prepare one or more curricula in this field which can be recommended by the Bureau of Education for adoption in colleges and universities. It was further recommended that a general conference, national in scope, and fully representative of all interests in character, be held in the immediate future for the purpose of directing attention to the importance of this new type of training and to discuss one or more main topics essential to the preparation of commercial engineers. Pursuant to the wishes of the St. Louis conference, the Commissioner of Education immediately appointed a committee on commercial engineering and called a conference of this committee to meet in Washington, New Willard Hotel, March 31-April 1. The Commissioner of Education issued May 1, on behalf of the Conference Committee on Commercial Engineering, a call for a public conference to be held at the New Willard Hotel, in Washington, June 23 and 24, on the subject of business training for engineers and engineering training for students of business. Educational institutions with faculties in engineering and economics or commerce were invited to designate representatives to attend the conference. This bulletin reports the events during the conference. Appended are: (1) Courses of Study in Engineering and Commerce in Various Universities--Brief Statement of Present Practice and of Changes Contemplated; (2) List of Universities and Colleges with Colleges or Schools of Engineering; (3) List of Delegates; and (4) Resolution Adopted at the Fourth Session of the Conference with Reference to Engineering and Commerce. An index is included. (Contains 5 diagrams.) [Due to poor print quality, correct footnote count was unavailable. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)