ERIC Number: ED541587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Education after the War. Bulletin, 1921, No. 50
Greene, Arthur M., Jr.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The period covered by this paper followed the demobilization of that experiment in education under war conditions known as the Students' Army Training Corps. During the early part of 1917 many engineering students withdrew from the school of engineering to enter different branches of the Army and Navy of the United States, and others at this time, and even during the previous years from the outbreak of the World War in 1914, withdrew to enter the service of our allies or to become Red Cross drivers or workers. These withdrawals, followed by withdrawals due to the application of the Selective Service Draft Law, made it clear that steps must be taken to provide the Nation with men trained in engineering to fill the numerous places created by the war in the service of the United States and in the industries. For the purpose of conserving the engineers in training, the Engineer Corps of the United States Army made provision to enlist engineering students of the proper age in a Reserve Officers' Corps and to assign them back to their colleges to complete their engineering work. This did not prove entirely satisfactory, and its inadequacy was soon manifest. To care for all branches of the service, and to train men as officers, the colleges and universities of the country were organized to receive and train members of the Students' Army Training Corps. Topics covered in this bulletin include: (1) Students' Army Training Corps; (2) Proposed schedule of studies for the four engineering courses as proposed by the Committee on Educational and Special Training: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering; (3) Schedule of studies submitted by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering; (4) Latest developments in engineering education; (5) Business administration; (6) Junior colleges; (7) Resume; (8) Data from replies; and (9) Data from catalogues. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Business Administration, Engineering Education, War, Chemical Engineering, Males, Civil Engineering, Military Service, Military Personnel, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education
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)
Identifiers - Location: United States