Engineering As A Career; A Series Of Papers By Eminent Engineers by Frederick Haynes NewellEngineering As A Career; A Series Of Papers By Eminent Engineers by Frederick Haynes Newell

Engineering As A Career; A Series Of Papers By Eminent Engineers

byFrederick Haynes Newell

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE YOUNG MAN AND HIS FUTURE AS AN ENGINEER Introduction "What can my boy do as an engineer? -- what should he learn, or where should he go to school?" These and similar questions are asked every day by anxious mothers and fathers. The boy himself, as he approaches manhood, begins at first vaguely, then seriously, to consider these matters, and inquires how he may get into some job which will ultimately open opportunities for advancement. When we consider that each year there are ten thousand young men who start on an engineering course, and many others who would gladly do so if they knew how to proceed intelligently, the importance of a full and correct answer to these questions is apparent. If we assume that the cash outlay of the parents is at least $500 per year for these ten thousand young men, or $5,000,000 per annum, and that in addition there is an expenditure of time and energy which otherwise might be used in earning a living and represents the value of say another $5,000,000, the financial importance of this problem becomes apparent. 290391 But the outlay of cash and time represents only a small part of the concern of the general public in this matter of engineering education. If the right man gets into the right place his value to a community will be measured not merely by tens of thousands of dollars, but by achievements which rise beyond a money valuation. On the other hand, if attempts at securing an engineering education are misdirected, or the young man is not suited by temperament or other qualities for this work, then the loss to the community may be correspondingly great in depriving it of the services of a man who might be highly proficient in some other line. The choice of a vocation is perhaps one of the most difficult of modern problems, ...
Title:Engineering As A Career; A Series Of Papers By Eminent EngineersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217468152

ISBN - 13:9780217468152

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