Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Volume 7

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Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education., 1899 - Engineering
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Page 1 - Treasurer referred to an Auditing Committee to be appointed by the President. The following persons, whose applications for membership had been approved by the Council, were duly elected : Frank E.
Page 50 - By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing— "Carry a message to Garcia.
Page 28 - A system of weights and measures born of philosophy, rather than of chance, is what we now seek. To this end old systems must be abandoned. A chance system cannot be universal : science is universal ; therefore what is produced by science may find a home everywhere.
Page 50 - Learn for yourselves, — think for yourselves," he would say ; — " make yourselves masters of principles, — persevere,- — be industrious, — and there is then no fear of you." And not the least emphatic proof of the soundness of this system of education, as conducted by Mr.
Page 93 - It is believed that any attempt at giving, by the correspondence method, a broad and thorough education to persons who, at the same time, follow their daily occupations must end in failure. Narrow and shallow courses of the kind described may be regarded as the inevitable issue.
Page 1 - O'CLOCK. The third annual meeting of the SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION was held in the High School Building, Springfield, Mass., in conjunction with the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The meeting was called to order by the President, George F.
Page 187 - Committee are the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society...
Page 51 - But it may be well here to call attention to a fact frequently overlooked, that there is a great difference between reading and study, or between the indolent reception of knowledge without labor, and that effort of mind which is always necessary in order to secure an important truth and make it fully our own.
Page 186 - AND ALPHONSE N. VAN DAELL, Professor of Modern Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formerly Director of Modern Languages in the Boston High and Latin Schools. IN order to meet the demands created by the latest developments in the study of the Modern Languages, we have planned four new series of books for the study of French and German. The names ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, and UNIVERSITY indicate the general purpose of three of these series, which will be completed...
Page 49 - Civil engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man"; but at the present time I contend that Thomas Tredgold's definition is insufficient.

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