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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1905.
MORNING SESSION, 10 o'cLOCK. The thirteenth annual meeting of the SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION was held in the Hotel Chalfonte, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 28 and 29, 1905.
The meeting was called to order by the President, Fred W. McNair.
The report of the Secretary was read and accepted. The report of the Treasurer was read and was referred by the President to an Auditing Committee consisting of Professors A. N. Talbot and L. E. Reber.
The following applicants, having been approved by the Council, were elected members of the Society: Leonard S. Austin, Will H. Boughton, Edward Caldwell, George L. Christensen, Durward Copeland, Harry E. Diller, Henry S. Drinker, Murray M. Duncan, Fred A. Fish, Halbert P. Gillette, Elmer D. Grant, John F. Hayford, William Kelly, John M. Longyear, James MacNaughton, Herbert F. Moore, Thomas W. Palmer, Floyd W. Parsons, Alvin A. Steel, Charles C. Thach.
The Secretary reported that the following had been elected members since the St. Louis meeting: Henry B. Dates, Arnold Emch, John A. Hunter, Charles Derleth, Jr., Charles Burger, George S. Macomber, Charles W. Thomas, James A. Moyer.
On account of a delay in obtaining a lantern the President's address was deferred until the evening session.
The report of the Committee on Statistics of Engineering Education, prepared by the Chairman, Professor W. T. Magruder, was read by the Secretary. The report was accepted by the Society and the committee continued.
The committees on Industrial Education and Technical Books for Libraries made no report.
AFTERNOON SESSION, 2:30 O'CLOCK. The first paper of the session was on “Some Points on the Teaching of Mathematics to Engineering Students,” by Professor Florian Cajori. Professor Cajori not being present the paper was read by the Secretary. The paper was discussed by President McNair and by Professors Swain, Turneaure, H. P. Talbot, Webb, Howe, Waldo and Marburg.
The first paper under the subject “Symposium:Methods of Handling Problem Work in Large Classes,” was prepared by Professor E. R. Maurer, and in the absence of the author was read by Dean F. E. Turneaure.
The second paper on the same subject was prepared by Professor C. A. Waldo, and was read by the author. The discussion was opened by President Charles S. Howe, who described the methods in use at the Case School of Applied Science. The papers were freely discussed by Professors Marburg, Merriman, Waldo, Raymond, Hibbard, Ganz, Smith, C. Frank Allen, H. P. Talbot and Howe.
A paper on “A Field Course in Mining Engineering,” prepared by Professor Frederick W. Sperr, was read by the author.
It was moved and carried to discuss all papers on Surveying at one time.
The paper by Professor Leonard S. Smith, on “Summer Surveying at the University of Wisconsin,' was read by Dean F. E. Turneaure.
The paper by Professor Charles L. Crandall, on “Summer Surveying at Cornell University,” was read by the Secretary
The discussion on the three preceding papers and on the topic for discussion, “Summer Schools of Surveying," was participated in by Professors Howe, Turneaure, Raymond, Sperr, Neff, H. S. Munroe, Swain, Reber, Merriman and Waldo.
The paper on “Opportunities for Engineering Graduates in the Government Service," written by John F. Hayford, was read by the author. The paper was freely discussed by Professors Sperr, Marburg, McNair and Mr. Hayford.
EVENING SESSION, 8 O'CLOCK. The President announced that he had appointed Professors Charles S. Howe, C. Frank Allen and Frederick L. Turneaure as members of a committee which was authorized by the Council to report on the attitude of the Society concerning the matter of a color to be used to designate engineering degrees in academic costume.
The literary exercises were opened by the delivery of the Annual Address by the President, Fred W. McNair, President of the Michigan College of Mines, on “American Mining Schools."
The paper on “Organization of a school of Engineering,” by Professor Arthur H. Ford, was read by the author. The paper was discussed by the President and by Professors Ford, Marburg, Williston, Waldo, C. Frank Allen, Swain and A. N. Talbot.
The paper on “Engineering Instruction in Large Technical Schools,” by Professor Henry H. Norris, was read by Professor Waldo. The paper was discussed by Professors C. Frank Allen, Magruder and Waldo.
A paper, “The Design and Equipment of Engineering Buildings,” was read by the author, Professor William G. Raymond. The paper was discussed by Professors Marburg, Waldo, Baker, Williston, Howe, C. Frank Allen, Swain, Turneaure and Raymond.
On motion the paper on “The Progress and Influence of Technical Education,” prepared by President Victor C. Alderson, was on account of the lateness of the hour deferred until the morning session.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1905.
MORNING SESSION, 10 O'CLOCK. Professor Swain, Chairman of the Committee on Nominations, made the following report:
For President: Professor Charles L. Crandall, o nell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
For Vice-Presidents: Professor William T. Magruder, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and Professor John P. Jackson, Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa.
For Secretary: Professor Milo S. Ketchum, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
For Treasurer: Professor Frederick P. Spalding, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
For members of the Council whose terms are to expire in 1908: President Victor C. Alderson, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.; Professor Francis C. Caldwell, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Professor Arthur H. Ford, Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.; Professor Henry S. Munroe, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.; Professor Frederick W. Sperr, Michigan College of Mines, Houghton, Mich.; Professor H. P. Talbot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.; Professor Arthur N. Williston, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y.
On motion the report of the Nominating Committee was unanimously adopted.
The following report on the matter of a distinctive color to represent engineering degrees in academic costume was read by the Secretary, and on motion was adopted:
The sub-committee to which was referred the matter of academic costume begs leave to make the following report. We recommend that the Society take the following action:
This Society has no wish to interfere with the custom of wearing or not wearing academic costume in any institution, but if any technical school wishes to adopt a separate color to represent the engineering degree, we recommend that the color be orange.
We also recommend that this color be used to indicate all engineering degrees, whether called civil engineer,