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For fellowships and scholarships, see pages 64–67.
The Fuertes Medals, founded by Professor E. A. Fuertes and consisting of two gold medals, will be awarded under the following conditions:
One of these medals will be awarded annually by the University Faculty to that student of the College of Civil Engineering who may be found, at the time of graduation, to have maintained the highest degree of scholarship in the subjects of his course; and the other medal will be awarded annually by the University Faculty to that graduate of the College of Civil Engineering who may write a meritorious paper upon some engineering subject tending to advance the scientific or practical interests of the profession of the civil engineer; provided, however, that neither medal shall be awarded unless it appear to the University Faculty that there is a candidate of sufficient merit to entitle him to such distinction. Candidates will be nominated to the University Faculty by the College of Civil Engineering annually.
When no medal is awarded, the money thus left unexpended shall be added to the principal of the Fuertes fund; or it may, at the discretion of the Board of Truttees, be given to aid needy and meritorious students of any course.
OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND THE MECHANIC ARTS.
JACOB GOULD SCHURMAN, A.M., D.Sc., LL.D., President. ROBERT HENRY THURSTON, M.A., LL.D., Dr. Eng'g, Director of the College, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
JOHN LEWIS MORRIS, A.M., C.E., Sibley Professor of Practical Mechanics and Machine Construction.
ROLLA CLINTON CARPENTER, M.S., C.E., M.M.E., Professor of Experimental Engineering.
HARRIS JOSEPH RYAN, M.E., Professor of Electrical Engineering. WILLIAM FREDERICK DURAND, Ph.D., Professor of Marine Engineering, and Principal of the Graduate School of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.
JOHN HENRY BARR, M.S., M.M.E., Professor of Machine Design. EDWIN CHASE CLEAVES, B.S., Assistant Professor of Freehand and Mechanical Drawing.
GEORGE ROBERT MCDERMOTT, Assistant Professor of Naval
HERBERT WADE HIBBARD, A.B., A. M., M.E., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering of Railways and Principal of the Graduate School of Railway Mechanical Engineering.
DEXTER SIMPSON KIMBALL, A.B., Assistant Professor of Machine Design.
HIRAM SAMUEL GUTSELL, B.P., A.M., Instructor in Industrial Drawing and Art.
JOHN S REID, Instructor in Mechanical Drawing and Design. VICTOR TYSON WILSON, Instructor in Industrial Drawing and Art.
DAVID REID, Instructor in Mechanical Drawing and Design. OLIVER SHANTZ, M.M.E., Instructor in Experimental Engineering. HENRY HUTCHINS NORRIS, M.E., Instructor in Electrical Engineering.
CHARLES WELLINGTON FURLONG, Instructor in Industrial Drawing and Art.
WILLIAM NICHOLS BARNARD, M.E., Instructor in Machine Design.
GEORGE L HOXIE, M.M.E., Instructor in Electrical Engineering. GEORGE HUGH SHEPARD, U. S. Navy (retired), Instructor in Machine Design.
HERMAN DIEDERICHS, M.E., Instructor in Experimental Engineering.
FREDERICK NOÉ, M.E., Instructor in Machine Design.
THOMAS MOONEY GARDNER, M.M.E., Instructor in Experimental Engineering.
JAMES WISEMAN, Foreman of Machine Shop, and Instructor in
WILLIAM HENRY WOOD, Foreman of Woodshop.
JAMES WHEAT GRANGER, Foreman in Forging.
JAMES EUGENE VÅNDERHOEF, Foreman in Foundry.
A. E. KENNELLY, Ph.D., of Philadelphia, Wireless Telegraphy.
COL. E. D. MEIER, M.E., of St. Louis, Diesel and other Gas-Engines.
H. T. BAILEY, of Boston, "Our Heritage from the Masters."
DEPARTMENT OF LIGHT AND POWER.
JOHN LEWIS MORRIS, A.M., C.E., Head of Department.
HENRY HUTCHINS NORRIS, M.E., Electrician.
RICHARD HISCOCK, Chief Engineer and Assistant in Steam En
HORACE MARSHALL, Engineer of Light and Power Station.
WILLIAM WESTCOTT, First Assistant Engineer.
The Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanic Arts, as its name implies, is organized as a technical and professional college in Cornell University. Its courses are planned and conducted with a view, primarily, to the promotion of the fundamental ideas of the law establishing that institution and the most cherished plans of its Founders—the advantage of the "industrial classes", through training in the industrial arts and professions, as supplementary to so much of academic education as its students may have found it practicable to secure. Before preparing for or entering upon such courses of instruction as are here offered, it is presumed that the student has secured as complete a general education as time and means permit, and that he is ready to give all his thought and energy to business. For him, these courses constitute the first step in his business career and it may be expected that they will be so regarded, both by him and by his instructors. The methods of the college will be, as far as practicable, those of the business establishment or engineer's office, and admission and discharge will be governed as far as possible by business rules. Men of ambition and business holding to principles and methods will be given every assistance in their endeavors to obtain a professional training; others will be directed into other departments of study or into other lines of business.
Candidates for admission are reminded that these courses are intended solely for the student proposing to enter the professional work into which these lines of study lead, and that it is assumed that his general academic education has been completed to the full extent of his available time and means. He is advised, in all cases, to secure, before entering Sibley College, a good academic education, including, if practicable, a liberal college course. His success in the practice of his profession will be found to depend, more and more, in the future, and always in large degree, upon the position which he may be able to assume among men of education and culture. The courses here offered are not intended to give him more than a technical preparation for the special professional work of his business life. Even the entire devotion of four years to this specific and limited purpose will be
found none too much, and the courses are therefore organized to meet the demands, solely, of engineering as a profession. Education and culture should precede it; notwithstanding the fact that technical studies must always constitute a very effective line of education of the faculties and of the mind.
The Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanic Arts receives its name from the late Hiram Sibley, of Rochester, who between the years of 1870 and 1887, gave one hundred and eighty thousand dollars toward its equipment and endowment. Mr. Hiram W. Sibley has added above fifty thousand dollars for later constructions. It now includes eight departments: Mechanical Engineering, Experimental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Machine Design, Mechanic Arts or shop work, Industrial Drawing and Art, Graduate Schools of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture and of Railway Mechanical Engineering.
I. Department of Mechanical Engineering.-The work of this department is conducted in connection with the several other departments to be presently described. The full course of instruction consists of the study, by text-book, or lectures, of the materials used in mechanical engineering; the valuable qualities of these materials being exhibited in the mechanical laboratory by the use of the various kinds of testing machines. The theory of strength of materials is here applied, and the effects of modifying conditions—such as variation of temperature, frequency and period of strain, method of application of stress—are illustrated. This course of study is accompanied by instruction in the science of pure mechanical kinematics, which traces motions of connected parts, without reference to the causes of such motion, or to the work done, or the energy transmitted. The study is conducted largely in drawing rooms where the successive positions of moving parts can be laid down on paper. It is illustrated in some directions by the set of kinematic models known as the Reuleaux models, a complete collection of which is found in the museum of Sibley College.
The study of machine design succeeds that of pure mechanism, just described, and is also largely conducted in the drawing rooms.
The closing work of the course consists of the study, by text-book and lectures, of the theory of complete machines, as the steam-engine and other motors. The last term of the regular four-year course is devoted largely to the preparation of a graduating thesis in which the student is expected to exhibit something of the working power and the knowledge gained during his course.