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Last semester the organization
sponsored a banquet at the Union
jointly with AIME. Prof. A. H. White,
retired chairman of the chemical and
metallurgical engineering depart-
ment, is a past president of the na-
tional AIChE.
Additional information about
AIChE may be secured from Ed Hay-
ter, '42E, secretary of the group, by
telephoning 7902.
Sigma Rho Tau
Is Speech Society
Sigma Rho Tau, engineering stump
speakers' society, carries on the de-
velopment of an active interest in
speech work in the College of Engi-
neering.
A branch of an intercollegiate
speaking society originally founded
here and now spreading to other
campuses, the organization promotes
public discussion and debate, and at-
tempts to bring about a closer bond
between the, applied scientistand the
general public.
Among the activities of the society
are conferences, inter-chapter de-
bates, intra-chapter debates and
speech contests on problems of na-
tional and engineering interest.
Membership at the present time is
divided into four different classes-
neophyte, novice, associate and full.
Engineering college students inter-
ested in the organization are urged
to visit any one of the regular Tues-
day meetings held at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union.
Vulcans Is Senior
Honorary Society
Coupling honor membership with
an attempt to better the work in the
College of Engineering, Vulcans, se-
nior engineering honor society, draws
its members from the senior engi-
neering classes in all departments of
the college.
Like its younger brother, Triangles,
the society tips prospective seniors
late in the spring, and completes its
selection of membership early the
following fall.
Intended to bind the leaders of
each senior class into an active group
for the advancement of the Univer-
sity and the College of Engineering,
Vulcans also serves to acquaint the
honor students from any one depart-
ment with the leading students in the
other fields.
Membership is determined on the
basis of participation in campus ac-
tivities and satisfactory scholarship
at the same time.
Tau Beta Pi Is
Highest Honor Society
Highest of the College of Engi-
neering honor aspirations is member-
ship in Tau Beta Pi, national engi-
neering honor society corresponding
to the literary college's Phi Beta
Kappa.
Representing the highest honor
which can be accorded an engineer,
membership in the society is deter-
mined on the basis of scholarship and
campus activities.
Like other engineering honor so-
cieties, Tau Beta Pi elects members

Air-Minded Group
Sponsors Activity
Four years ago air-minded engi-
neers founded the campus branch of
the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences
which promotes the application of
science in the development of air-
craft..
The group sponsors speakers who
have technicalhbackgrounds in avia-
tion and give the members an insight
into various phases of the field. Mem-
bership includes a subscription to the
institute's monthly magazine "The
Journal of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences."
Henry Fielding, '42E, is president
of the organization and can supply
additional information to anyone in-
terested in membership who phones
2-3101.
Freshmen Invited
To ASCE Meetings
The Student Chapter of the Amer-
ican Society of Civil Engineers is af-
filiated with the National and State
organizations and its members are
admitted, upon graduation, to these
senior groups without examination or
entrance fees.
Only sophomores, juniors and se-
niors may be admitted to full mem-
bership in the group but freshmen
are invited to attend the bi-annual
meetings, which are announced in
The Daily.
Both the monthly publication
"Civil Engineering," and the yearly
"Proceedings" of the senior society
are offered to members of the student
group at reduced subscription rates.
Transportation Club
Open To Civil Engineers
Field trips to important transpor-
tation centers throughout the middle
west, regular meetings featuring well-
known speakers and summer jobs in
traffic engineering or related fields
are only a few of the advantages of-j
fered members of the Transportation
Club.
"Although the club has no national
affiliation its membership is large
and the opportunities for contact
with senior engineers and faculty
members are infinite," Robert Radke,
'42E, president of the club explained.
The membership is open to all
members of the civil engineering de-
partment who are interested in Traf-
fic engineering problems. Meetingsj
are announced regularly in The Daily
and freshmen are urged to attend,
Radke said.
AIMEAssists
Mining Students
Aid to students is one of the aims
of the national American Institute!
of Mining and Metallurgical Engi-
neers, and is carried out in the pro-
gram of the student branch at Michi-
gan.
Lecptuires.-discussions and1 movies

Iota Alpha is a society whose aim
is to stamp approval on meritorious
work of engineering students, to stim-
ulate young practical alumni, and
like objectives.
The local chapter, authorized in
1925, was the second in the new na-
tional organization that was formed
at New York University in 1919. At
its inception the organization was
called The Engineering Honor So-
iety of Iota Alpha.
Quarterdeck
Is Honor Society
An honorary organization for stu-
dents in the Department of Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering
is Quarterdeck Society.
Activities of the society are con-
finedmostly to discussions amongthe
members and the reading of student-
written papers on subjects dealing
with ships and shipping. It is one of
the oldest engineering groups on
campus, being founded in 1909.
Membership in Quarterdeck is in-
vitational and all meetings are con-
ducted by the members.
Eta Kappa Nu Helps
Electrical Students
Eta Kappa Nu is a national elec-
trical engineering fraternity founded
for the purpose of closer cooperation
and mutual benefit of students and
others in the profession.
The campus chapter sponsors elec-
trical engineering colloquia and aids
in all activities of the Department of
Electrical Engineering. Meitbers are
elected from the junior and senior
classes of electrical engineers. Can-
didates must have maintained a high
scholarship average.
Sigma Xi Is
Research Body
honor Group Organized
For Science Workers
Serving as an organization for
workers in the field of scientific re-
search is the local chapter of Sigma
Xi, national honorary society. The
fraternity was established for the
purpose of encouraging original in-
vestigations into the fields of pure
and applied science and of promot-
ing friendship among those people
engaged in research.
Members are selected by nomina-
tions from the staff in the depart-
ment of specialization; officers are
chosen from the faculties of the sci-
entific departments in the Univer-
sity. Staff members and graduate
students who have shown ability in
research may receive memberships.
Associate memberships may also be
conferred upon seniors and gradu-
ates who have demonstrated high
scholarship as well as aptitude in re-
search.
The Michigan Chapter of Sigma
Xi was founded in 1903. It is one of
over 100 such societies in various
colleges and universities all over the
nation.
Sigma Delta Cii

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