Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Peddler Yearbook (Worcester, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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Dean Howe Curriculum All Worcester Tech curriculum lends itself to division into five parts. Princi¬ pally they carry the names of the major courses of study. Mechanical Engineer¬ ing, pertaining to the practical applica¬ tion of those principles of physics particu¬ larly dealing with the laws of motion and the effect of forces upon the properties of bodies in connection with the working of machines, is the course highest in student enrollment. Electrical Engineering is the course designed for those students study¬ ing the transmission, generation and utili¬ zation of electricity. Civil Engineering comprises those courses pertaining to the designing and construction of all types of public works including especial stress on structures, highways and railroads, rivers, harbors and irrigation, and the broad field of surveying. Dealing with the science that treats with the composition of sub¬ stances and the transformation that they undergo is the major interest of the De¬ partment of Chemistry and Chemical En¬ gineering. Last of the main division of courses are those made up of the Physics Department. In this course are offered subjects dealing with matter and motion along with mathematical methods and the study of natural physical phenomena. All of the above departments are supplemented in study by the special departments of English, Modern Languages and History as well as those courses in business admin¬ istration offered by the Department of Economics, Government and Business, and those in mathematics taught by the Mathe¬ matics Department. W.P.I. is fortunate in having facilities for adequate application in practical labo¬ ratory and field work. Of especial men¬ tion are the modern equipped electrical labs, the mechanical laboratory, hydrau¬ lics laboratory, and the commercial Wash¬ burn shops. The Civil Engineering Depart¬ ment is favored by having Camp Stevenson where real prob lems of the practicing engineer are faced and solved. Several types of laboratories are available for the Physics Department. Chemistry principles are practiced and preached in the Salis¬ bury Labs. There is also much emphasis on the physical development of the stu¬ dents, and courses in this are given by the Department of Physical Education. Dean Roys 123 ] PEDDLER

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IX APPRECIATION WALTER WILLIAM MONROE In June, Walter William Monroe will have culminated his long career of faith¬ ful service on the faculty of Worcester Tech. It was twenty-eight years ago that he first became associated with W.P.I. Since that time he has been constantly endeavoring to make better practical engi¬ neers of Tech students. A very practical man himself, having worked up through the ranks from apprentice to first class pattern maker, it was his job to give us an insight into the problems confronting the man in the shop, and to teach us apprecia¬ tion of the workers’ point of view. That he did his job well is attested by the testimonies of alumni; for what Tech man can ever forget the long hours spent in the freehand drawing classes where with a few deft strokes of his dre aded red pencil “Pop” could transform a seemingly mas¬ terful bit of work into a thing horrible to behold; or the days in Pattern Shop see¬ ing the fruits of our labor consigned to oblivion via the band saw. Although at the time, many of us realized but little his potent influence we have come to know in later years the value of his teachings. It is with the realization that Tech is losing a man it can never replace, a gentle¬ man of the old school, and a regular fel¬ low, that we remove the name Walter W. Monroe from the official roster. We know full well that as he enjoys his well earned rest, many are the engineers who have indelibly engraved in their hearts the rapier strokes of his red pencil technique. 122 ] W.P.I



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DEPARTMENT HEADS Francis W. Roys Dean of Engineering, Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering B.S., W.P.I., 1909, M.E., 1917, and D.Eng. (Hon,), 1939; Instructor in Mechanical En¬ gineering, 1910-16; Assistant Professor, 1917- 23; Professor, 1923-; Acting President, Feb.- Sept., 1939; Dean of Engineering, 1939-. Frank C. Howard Professor of Chemical Engineering S.B., 1917, and S.M., 1924; Instruc- tor in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Ill., 1926-36; Assistant Professor, W.P.I., 1936- 37; Professor, 1937-; Acting Head of De¬ partment of Chemical Engineering. 1938-40. Andrew H. Holt Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Department B.S. in C.E., Univ. of Vermont, 1912; M.S., State Univ. of Iowa, 1920; C.E., Univ. of Vermont, 1922; J.D., State Univ. of Iowa, 1931 ; Instructor in Civil Engineering, Univ. of Vermont, 1912-14; State Univ. of Iowa, 1914-17; Assistant Professor, State Univ. of Iowa, 1919-21; Associate Professor, 1921-34; Professor, 1934-37; Professor of Civil Engi¬ neering, W.P.I., 1937 . Frederic R. Butler Professor of Chemistry B.S., W.P.I., 1920, and M.S., 1922; A.M., Harvard, 1924, and Ph.D., 1925; Graduate Assistant in Chemistry, W.P.I., 1920-22; Instructor, Mass. State College, 1925-27; Assistant Professor, W.P.I., 1927-37; Pro¬ fessor 1937-; Acting Head of Department of Chemistry 1938-1940. Ernest D. Wilson Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering B.S., Univ. of Nebraska, 1913; Ph.D., M.I.T., 1915; Chief Engineer, Graton Knight Co., 1918-22; American Cyanamid Co., 1922-35; Consulting Engineer in New York Cit ,r . 1935-36; Zialite Corp., 1936-40; W.P.I., 1940-. Theodore H. Morgan Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head, of Department A.B., Stanford, 1920, and E.E., 1929; In- structor in Electrical Engineering, Stanford, 1922-26; Assistant Professor and Assistant to Executive Head of Electrical Engineering Department, 1927-31; Professor, W.P.I., 1931-. [ 24 ]

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