Title: Purdue debris
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Purdue University
Subjects: Purdue University College yearbooks Universities and colleges
Publisher: Lafayette, Ind. : Senior Class of Purdue University
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N Engineering, as in any other workor occupation of to-day, the chiefdemand is for speciahzation, and soit is with the Mechanical Engineer-ing Course at Purchic. While a gen-eral education is given the Under-graduate, the main effort and aim ofthe four years is to turn over to theworld one versed in the theoreticalaspects of railroad work. TheSchool of Engineering jirescnts many phases to the stu-dent. Beginning early in his hrcshman year he is taughtmatters of practical value. Thus in the first term he han-dles wood-working tools and gradually ])asses through thevarious steps of ])attern-making, until finally the foundry isreached. Here in the foundry and later on in the machineand forge shops he acquires that ability to work jjoth with
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his hands and his head, fur, liesido ])urely manual tasks,problems of arrangement and economical work are pre-sented to him for solution, in this manu-r the student com-pletes, as it were, his api)renticeshi]) course and in hisJunior vear enters into the field of design and testing. In the drafting room, working drawings of iress-s,punches, cranes, hoists, and so forth are made: while in theLaborator familiarit- is gained through contact with en-gines, pumps and other macliiuery. Iron, steel and woodare tested, thus givirg the student a first hand knowledgeof the strength of the ditTerent constructive materials soessjntial to the Designing Engineer. Wdiile matters decidedly practical are the distinctivetraits of Turdue. other sulijects are not neglected and anexhauslixe mathematical treatment of JMigincering phasesis gixHti ill ilu class-roiim>. In tlu- junior year the last text-1 ook is closed u])on pure mathematics and from thence 25 Diuvard llic work is dune Ihrougli Ap-])lii.
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