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and Russell, Professors Magruder, W. Kent, Emory, Wood, Maurer, F. C. Caldwell, C. M. Woodward, Williston and D. C. Jackson. The discussion was closed by Messrs. Wessling and Downton.
In the absence of the authors, the paper by Mr. Arthur D. Dean, Special Supervisor, Department of Industrial Education, Young Men's Christian Associations of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, on "Education for Industrial Workers," and the paper by Mr. Hugo Diemer, Consulting Engineer, Goodman Manufacturing Company, on “Courses in Industrial Engineering," were read by title.
The President, Dugald C. Jackson, presented the following resolutions, the Secretary being in the Chair:
WHEREAS, It is desirable to make a comprehensive study of the objects and the utilities and the correct ideals of engineering education; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education hereby invites the respective governing boards of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the American Chemical Society each to appoint two members to become delegates composing part of a Joint Committee on Engineering Education, which committee shall consist of the said two members appointed from each of the aforesaid societies, or the delegates of such societies as accept this invitation and appoint their respective delegates, and three
members appointed as delegates by the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education; and in pursuance hereof, be it further
Resolved, That the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education is hereby directed to appoint three members as delegates to the membership of the said Joint Committee on Engineering Education; and further
Resolved, That the duty of said Joint Committee on Engineering Education shall be to examine into all branches of engineering education, including engineering research, graduate professional courses, undergraduate engineering instruction, and the proper relations of engineering schools to the secondary industrial schools or foremen's schools, and to formulate a report or reports upon the appropriate scope of engineering education and the degree of cooperation and unity that may be advantageously arranged between the various engineering schools; and that the said joint committee be requested to make a report of progress to this Society within a year, and to make its final report to this Society within two years.
On motion, the resolutions were adopted and the Council authorized to take action.
The Committee on Resolutions made its report through its chairman, Dean Woodward. On motion, the report was adopted.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE CN RESOLUTIONS. It is a pleasure to place on record our feeling of gratitude for the kind offices which have tended to make this meeting of our Society doubly successful. Our numbers in attendance have never been so large; the atmosphere has never been so clear and bracing; and the pleasure of our meetings has never been so unbroken. We submit the following Resolution for the Society's adoption.
1. Resolved, that the hearty thanks of this Society are due and are hereby given to the Board of Trustees of the Case School of Applied Science for the use of this beautiful and convenient Rockefeller Laboratory of Physics, and above all for the most enjoyable banquet and evening at the University Club.
2. To the President and Faculty of the Case School of Applied Science, we give thanks for the thoughtful attention to all our wants while on the College Campus.
3. We are especially grateful to the Ladies of the Faculty for the delightful reception on Tuesday, and the charming automobile ride on Wednesday morning given to the wives and lady friends of our members. Such courtesies encourage the attendance of the ladies and enhance the attractions of our meetings. Respectfully submitted,
C. M. WOODWARD,
An illustrated paper descriptive of “Some Classroom Experiments in Mechanics” was next presented by James E. Boyd, Professor of Mechanics, Ohio State University. It was followed by one by Edward R. Maurer, Professor of Mechanics, University of Wisconsin, on “Some Questions Relating to the Course in Mechanics.” The secretary then read a paper by Walter Rautenstrauch, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, on “The Teaching of Applied Mechanics to Engineering Students.” These papers were discussed by Professors W. Kent, C. M. Woodward, and Benjamin.
A paper on “The Engineering Experiment Station at Iowa State College” was read by George W. Bissell, Ex-Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State College. In the absence of the author, the secretary read a paper by L. P. Breckenridge, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Engineering Experiment Station of the University of Illinois, on “The Engineering Experiment Station of the University of Illinois." These papers were discussed by Professors Wood, Turneaure, Franklin, W. G. Raymond, and Bissell.
On motion of Professor Franklin, the recommendation contained in Professor Breckenridge's paper was referred to the Joint Committee on Engineering Education for recommendation.
EVENING SESSION, 8:00 O'CLOCK. The first paper of the evening was by Charles H. Benjamin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Case School of Applied Science, and was entitled “Looseleaf Notes for Laboratory Use.” It was discussed by Professors J. D. Hoffman, C. R. Jones, and Brackett.
A course in “ The Teaching of Elementary Machine Design” was then described by James D. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Engineering Design, Purdue University, and discussed by Professors Benjamin, Bissell, Wood, and Magruder, with closure by the author.
The next paper presented was entitled “Some Examination Data,” by Rosser D. Bohannan, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University. In the absence of Professor Bohannan, his paper was read by the Secretary.
In the absence of Professor Henry H. Norris, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, the Secretary read his paper, entitled “The Technical and Pedagogic Values of Examinations.” The discussion on these two papers was conducted by Professors Jacoby, Benjamin, Brackett, Magruder, C. S. Howe, W. Kent, Higbee and D. C. Jackson.
In the absence of Otis E. Randall, Professor of Mechanics and Mechanical Drawing, Brown University, the Secretary read his paper on "Descriptive Geometry-Its Importance in the Engineering Curriculum, and the Methods of Teaching It.” The discussion on this paper was by Professors Fuller, W. Kent, Williston, Benjamin, C. S. Howe, Higbee, J. D. Hoffman, Magruder and Jacoby.
In the absence of William H. Schuerman, Professor of Civil Engineering, and Dean of the Engineering Department, Vanderbilt University, the Secretary read his paper, entitled “The Honor System of Examinations.” It was discussed by Professors Benjamin, W. Kent, C. R. Jones, Wood, D. C. Jackson, C. S. Howe, Williston and Magruder.
In the absence of their authors, the following papers were presented and read by title:
(a) “A Calculation Blunder Common to many Trigonometries used in Engineering Colleges.'
(6) “A Neglected Opportunity to Teach Consistent Measurement in Trigonometry,” by Rosser D. Bohannan, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University.
“Athletics for Engineering Students,” by Charles L. Thornburg, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lehigh University.