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Title Full steam ahead : Purdue Mechanical Engineering yesterday, today, and tomorrow / edited by John Norberg.
Imprint West Lafayette, Ind. : School of Mechanical Engineering, [2013]
Distributed by Purdue University Press

Subject Purdue University. School of Mechanical Engineering -- History.
Purdue University -- Research.
Mechanical engineering -- Study and teaching -- Indiana -- West Lafayette -- History.
Mechanical engineering -- Research -- Indiana -- West Lafayette.
Alt Name Norberg, John.
Purdue University. School of Mechanical Engineering.
Description 1 online resource (102 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 102).
Note Print version record.
Summary Mechanical Engineering was the first school of engineering to be established at Purdue University in 1882. From just 120 students, the School has grown over the last 130 years to serve over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students annually. Originally located in Mechanics Hall, a one-story red brick building, Mechanical Engineering now has extensive facilities that include two major satellite research laboratories, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories and Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, named in honor of the first director. There are more than 30 additional instructional and research laboratories, including the Roger B. Gatewood wing, which opened in 2011, and increased the space available to students and faculty by 44,000 square feet. Full Steam Ahead tells the story of the School of Mechanical Engineering and looks to a future where Purdue engineers are leading the world and making advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, design and manufacturing, and renewable energy. Distinguished alumni included in this publication range from astronauts, like Gus Grissom and Jerry Ross, to Bob Peterson, lead writer and co-director for the Oscar-winning animated film, Up.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""The Gatewood Wing""; ""Namesake of the Gatewood Wing""; ""The Hollander Atrium""; ""The Caterpillar Foundation PEARL""; ""The Perrella Labs""; ""Mechanical Engineering History""; ""The Beginning""; ""Morrill Land Grant Act""; ""Early Resistance to the University""; ""The First Purdue Presidents""; ""The Engineer�s President""; ""The Powerhouse and the Magic""; ""Dawn of the 20th Century""; ""ME Traditions""; ""Steam Engineering and the Thermosciences""; ""World War II and Its Impact""; ""Postwar Period""; ""A Legacy of Strong Leadership""
""Achievements during the Early 21st Century""""Making an Impact""; ""Research Trends""; ""Renaissance Engineers""; ""ME�s Special Stories""; ""Michael Golden""; ""Heavilon Hall""; ""Locomotives""; ""Automobiles""; ""Aviation""; ""David Crosthwait Jr.""; ""Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories""; ""Changin� Times""; ""Ray W. Herrick Laboratories""; ""Astronauts""; ""SAE""; ""Bioengineering""; ""NSBE""; ""Mallot Innovation Awards""; ""Our People""; ""References and Acknowledgements""
ISBN 9781612493411 (electronic bk.)
1612493416 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 873807034
Additional Format Print version: Full steam ahead 9781557536884 (OCoLC)860753991

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