Manuscripts/14. Science and Technology
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Overview The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a nonprofit organization of individuals, institutions, and companies dedicated to improving all aspects of engineering education. At present, the American Society for Engineering Education has over 40 councils, divisions, and committees spanning a variety of regions, engineering disciplines, and interests. It was founded in 1893 as the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (SPEE). One of many areas in which this organization...
Dates: 1944-2002 (bulk 1960-1992)
Overview Arthur Batcheller was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 1888. He attended the Boston School of Telegraphy in 1902. In 1906, he joined the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad (BRB&LR) as locomotive fireman. While working on the railroad, he pursued a degree in electronics at the Boston YMCA Electrical Engineering School. He earned his First Class Radio Operators license from the Boston YMCA Polytechnic School in 1913. Between 1917 and 1918, he was the Radio Inspector for Boston. From...
Dates: 1888-1977 (bulk 1913-1955)
Overview The Barnett Institute of Chemical Analysis and Materials Science was established at Northeastern University in 1973 as the Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science. It was founded by Barry Karger and Bill Giessen, professors of chemistry; Norman Rosenblatt, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice; and Karl Weiss, Chair of the Chemistry Department, with a grant from the United States Department of Justice. The Institute spearheaded graduate education and research in...
Dates: 1978-2004 (bulk 1992-2004)
Overview On July 2, 1894 the Massachusetts Legislature authorized the incorporation of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, a private company formed to build elevated railway lines to the suburbs of Greater Boston. In November 1896, after a proxy battle with the West End Railway Company, which had previously held a monopoly on streetcar routes for the Boston area, all surface and rapid transit were unified under the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The elevated lines were combined with the subway (which...
Dates: 1884-1967 (bulk 1921-1950)
Overview Charles Harold Berry (1889-1965) was a professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern University from 1955-1964. He taught at Cornell University from 1913-1918 and at Harvard University from 1928-1955. His work focused on thermodynamics and the steam power industry. He was also a technical engineer of power plants for the Detroit Edison Company and associate editor of Power magazine.
Dates: 1879-1963 (bulk 1917-1963)
Overview Chas. T. Main, Inc. was a Boston engineering company founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate Charles T. Main in 1893. Main was a mechanical engineer working in the textile mills of New England and a major developer in the new field of hydroelectric power. He also served as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' President from 1918-1919. In 1926, the company was incorporated as Chas. T. Main, Inc. Main and his associates decided that all stock would be privately owned by...
Overview Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 1960 and a Master of Education degree in 1965. Reppucci was also awarded an honorary degree in 1995. Reppucci was appointed the Assistant Director of Development at Northeastern in 1962 and remained in that department until 1995 when he retired as Senior Vice President of Development.
Overview Harold R. Raemer, a professor of electrical engineering, was born on April 26, 1924. He received a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in mathematics, and, in 1959, a PhD in physics from Northwestern University. From 1952 to 1963, Raemer worked in industrial laboratories as a research engineer. In 1963, he came to Northeastern University as an associate professor of electrical engineering, and was appointed professor in 1966. Raemer was chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1966-1977, and he...
Overview Mechanical engineer Israel Katz devoted much of his career to educating present and future engineers. He spent 25 years at Northeastern University as a student, administrator, and faculty member. Katz entered Northeastern in 1937 after graduating from the Boston Trade School and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors in 1941. After obtaining additional engineering degrees at MIT and Cornell University, he remained at Cornell as a staff member, devoting some...
Overview Laurence Fuller Cleveland was born May 6, 1905. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and later earned a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cleveland taught electrical engineering at Northeastern from 1929 - 1973. He began as a drawing instructor, and, after a 44 year career, retired as a tenured professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering. In addition to his teaching duties, Cleveland acted as Chapel Choir...
Overview In 1967, the Marine Science Center, then the Marine Science Institute, was founded in order to provide space for master and doctoral level students and visiting scientists to conduct research in ocean chemistry, water quality, and pollution. The Marine Science Center (MSC), located in Nahant, opened on October 29, 1969 as the David F. and Edna F. Edwards Marine Science Laboratory. Renamed in 1982 as the Marine Science and Maritime Studies Center, MSC refocused on marine ecology, behavior,...
Dates: 1946-2006 (bulk 1966-1993)
Overview The Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads Committee, a committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers [ASME], was established to receive and act upon recommendations from Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads, to sponsor activities and meetings to discuss mechanical engineering technology education, student activities, faculty development and other appropriate matters and their relation to the professional development of mechanical engineering technologists,...
Overview In the 1960's, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration established a number of programs for space exploration, including the Surveyor, Pioneer 4, Ranger and Apollo programs. In order to develop the new technology needed to accomplish the goals of these programs, centers were built around the country to conduct research. The Electronics Research Center was opened in September 1964 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Research at the Electronics Research Center was conducted in many areas,...
Dates: 1963-1986 [bulk 1964-1968]