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Hrollment eshman
Engineering Falls Below
100 for Civilian Students.

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pecil Courses
Geared to War
Work Offered
Military Men Join
Enquire Students in
Similar Courses
Less than 100 freshmen will be
enrolled in the engineering college
for the fall term, taking technical
coursesin keeping with war-time re-
search and special emerge*cy train-
Military, Civilian Courses Similar
Under the direction of Dean Ivan
. Crawford, regular engineering
curricula will be,.offered side by side
with specialized Army and Navy
courses and streamlined civilian war
Directly in line with new and
important war work is the train-
ing in electronics offered juniors
and seniors taking electrical engi-
In a special series of courses given
by Prof. Lewis N. Holland, radio en-
gineering and training in ultra-high
frequency techniques are taught,
leading to graduate work in radar:
A new laboratory for work in elec-
tronics was completed this year to
prepare students for graduate work
with radar in other parts of the
country. Completion of the program
here may entitle the graduate to
enter the Army Signal Corps or an
equivalent branch of the Marines or
Navy for actual work with radar.
'Platics Courses Offered
Other wartime civilian programs

include work in plastics offered by
the chemical engineering depart-
ment. All types of plastics are stud-
ied and actually experimented with
in laboratory' work. The different
types of synthetic rubber now used
to produce tires are dealt with, as
well as styrene, which is used for
electrical insulation, radio and tele-
vision sets and vinyl plastics which
make fireproof insulation, transpar-,
ent belts, billfolds and watch straps.,
Also offered by the chemical and
metallurgical departments are
courses designed to train the stu-.
dent in the processes of evapora-
tion, distillation, heat transference,
air conditioning, refrigeration, fil-
tration, metallography, gas fuel
and combustion. An immense lab-
oratory in which students actually
set up and run equipment offers
practical training in these phases
of engineering.
Within the electrical engineering
department, in addition to pre-radar
training, electrical power engineer-
ing, electrical communications, illu-
mination engineering and industrial
electrical engineering will be empha-
Many Laboratories Available
Laboratories in dynamo, commun-
ications, photometrics, electronics,
heat transfer and power plant engi-
neering are available for students
taking these courses.I
Largest undergraduate division
of the. engineering college, the
mechanical engineering depart-
ment offers courses and laborator-"
ies in steam power, internal com-.
bustion, hydro-mechanical and in-
dustrial engineering, and in ma-
chine design.
Most recent division of the engi-
neering college, the aeronautical en-
gineering department, which was es-

tablished in 1930, contains two wind
tunnels and a testing laboratory.
Naval Tank Used
For the use of naval architecture
and marine engineering students, an
experimental tank, 300 feet long, 22
feet .wide, and 10 feet deep is avail-
able as a testing ground for designs.
Three distinct military programs
are offered by the engineering col-
lege, in addition to civilian courses.
More than 1,100 soldiers are study-
ing civil, .mechanical, electrical and
chemical engineering under the 12-
week Army Specialized Training Pro-
Approximately 75 naval officers
are enrolled in a two-term course
in naval architecture with faculty
standing in the engineering col- -
Inaugurating a new program this
se'mester, 50 Army men, all graduate
engineers, will take a two-term se-
quence of courses 'iii sanitary .engi-
neering and public health.
Aircraft Courses, Offered
Supplementing the regular college
en'ollment are personnel sent here
from the Air- Corps Procurement Di-
vision studying aircraft inspection
under the Engineering, Science and
Management' War Training Pro-
gram. Designed by the United States
Government to train selected women
and men of 4-F draft classification
in special war work, the program
also offers courses in military map-
,making, surveying, photogrammetry,
and topographic mapping.
Advancing from a part of the "lit-
erary- department," the engineering
college~ hs grown to occupy one
whole .corner of campus, two large
buildings and portions of others.
I From only one laboratory in 1881,
the college now contains nearly 30
laboratories for student use in the
various departments.

Scide for Tan
Beta Pi Society
-Viangles, Vuleans Are
Stepping Stones toW
T p Engine Group
Ultimate gual for most aspiring4
students in the College of Engineer-
ing is the national engineering honor
society; [Tau Beta Pi.
Engineering scholarship and acti-
vity :form the basis for election to this
TrIangles and Vulcans, junior and
seni honor societies respectively,
are teplilng stones to Tau Beta Pi.
Meinbership in these, as in Tau Beta
Pi, ioUased on scholarship and extra-
Al thresof the above organizations
are (pen to the entire- Engine school.
There area however, other groups
arising froin individual departments
to jhich only students in these de-
partiVets are eligible for member-
Te individual groups include: the
Amnlon, Institute of Chemical En-
gin -rs, t,he American Institute of
Mining and Metallurgical Engineers,
the American Society of Civil Engi-
neers,1&'Society of Automotive En-
giners', the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers.
Othei organizations are: the Fly-
ing ClIub;"the American Institute of
Aeronautical Sciences, the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers and
Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineer-
ing society).
The organization of naval archi-
tects,and marine engineers is known
as Quarterdeck. Women in 'the Col-
lege of Engineering have formed a
chapter of the American Society of
Women Engineers.
In addition to providing social
actiyities for engineering students,
these- various organizations bring
outdtx ding lectures from industry,
faculties; and-research- to aid the stu-
dent in'his field. Lectures in the past
have brought such men as C. F.
Graves of the Michigan Central Rail-
roads, J. Lloyd McCurdy, an author-
ity on synthetic rubber, and John A.
Fox bf t e Mississippi Valley Food-
Control ommittee.

Supplementing the regular student
war courses offered by the College of
Engineering, the Engineering , -Sci-
ence and Management Wa Training
program trains women :and men o~f
4-F draft classification as aircraft.
A full-time 10-week course spon-
sored by the United States Office of
Education trains personnel sent to
the University from the Air Corps
Procurement Division. Upon comple-
tion of the course, students are re-
turned to the war plant from which
they were sent for the,. training.
Section 9 of the Air Craft Inspec.-
tion Training course finished train-
ing Friday with a class of 23 people.
Courses for Section 10, comprising
22 women and two men, started yes-
terday and will continue until Dec. 3,
when a new group will start training.
Ordnance Inspection and Engin-

eering Aides courses which were for--
merly conducted here under the ES-
MWT program, have been discontin-
ued. The last section of Ordnance fi-
nished Friday, while the final Engin-
eering Aide. group completed training
Sept. 24th.
A shifting of war contracts by the
government created a surplus of Ord-
nance workers in the Detroit area,
according to ESMWT officials here.
As long as this surplus exists, no new
Ordnance inspectors will be trained
here for the Detroit area.
Government personnel ceilings on
the arsenals from which the Engin-
eering Aides were sent for training
forced the discontinuance of this
Included among the ESMWT
courses offered here are military map
making, surveying, photogrammetry
and topographic mapping.

iwrcraf- Iii.pectors Receive
10-Week Course on Campus

New Machiue
is Given to
Refrigeration .Plant
To Be Set Up Here
An absorption refrigeration mach-
ine capable Qf turning out two tons
of ice per day has been donated to
the University by the Hoover Com-
pany of North Canton, Ohio and will
be set up in the chemical and - me-
(tallurgical department laboratory
for lab and experimental work, J. L.
York, of the Chemical Engineering
department said recently.
Occupying 144 squarenfeet of floor
space, the machine has been run for
100 hourssby the Hoover Company,
Mr. York said.
Operating continuously, the ma-"
ch e will be used for student edu-
cation in the theory and practice of
refrigeration, according to Mr. York.
Different operating conditions in the
refrigerator will be studied in the
laboratory courses during the fall


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