Changing the world: Polytechnic University - - the first 150 years

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Write Stuff Enterprises, Inc., Nov 30, 2005 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Polytechnic University, the second oldest private engineering and science institution in the United States, has for over 150 years provided the academic crucible and talent to advance the principles and frontiers of engineering and technology which have improved the lives of the vast majority of the worlds inhabitants. Its students and professors have been honored for groundbreaking discoveries in numerous areas, including microwave technology, aeronautics, barcode technology, polymer science, and telecommunications. Noted author Jeffrey L. Rodengen details the rich and colorful history of this distinguished institution, ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities by The Princeton Review. Foreword by Wm. A. Wulf, PhD, president of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Contents

Birth of an Institute
13
The New Era
29
Progressive Steps in Engineering
47
The Depression Years
69
Polytechnics Golden Years
84
Milestones
106
Triumph and Challenge
128
Recovery
150
The Engine For the Rebirth of Brooklyn I 70
173
New Beginnings
199
The Future is Bright
220
Appendix A Board of Trustees
244
Appendix B Chairmen of Board of Trustees
246
Notes to Sources
247
Index
260
Copyright

About the author (2005)

Best selling author Jeffrey L. Rodengen has been a producer, director, and nationally syndicated columnist. Today, he is best known for his unprecendented works on the evolution of American industry. Jeff was born in Minnesota and now lives in Fort Lauderdale.

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