Hardrock, Volume 10, Number 1
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ERNEST WILLIAM SUMMERS, (EE43) is learning under the instruction of Foreman Robert Stevens (right), an expert tester, to measure the resistance of shunt field windings in a 1500 horsepower electric motor at the East Pittsburgh plant of Westinghouse. Commencement � Homecoming Set for October 22 Our next commencement will be held on October 22, 1943. This will also be Homecoming Day for those graduates who are able to afford the time, gas and tires. Tentative plans call for an alumni luncheon at the hotel at noon, followed by the annual business meeting. Commencement will be held in the evening, followed by a reception for the graduates, their parents and friends and visiting alumni. The Commencement address will be delivered by C.J. Burnside, B.S. in E.E.'24, E.E.'27, manager of the radio division of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Burnside was born in Iowa in 1901 and moved to Rapid City when a small boy. He attended grade school and the first year of high school in Rapid City and entered the Preparatory Dept. of the School of Mines. After a short hitch in the army in 1918, he returned to school and graduated in 1924. He entered the employ of the Westinghouse Company in June of that year and has been with the company ever since, holding positions of student engineer, radio development engineer, broadcast section engineer, manager of the radio engineering department, sales manager of the radio division and manager of the radio division. Burnside has had considerable experience in the design and construction of portable broadcast stations for broadcast pickups, the design of radio synchronizing equipment and speech input equipment. In 1929 he was sent to Rome, Italy to install the first large American radio transmitter for a European station, the station at Vatican City. The Hardrock Alumni News Letter South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, 1943 Volume X No. 1 Accelerated Program Is Help to Industry The School of Mines and Technology is on its second year under the accelerated program. The extra man-months our graduates have been able to give industry because of the completion of their courses several months before the normal date of graduation has reached imposing proportions. By reducing vacation periods and putting less emphasis upon final examinations, the usual semester of eighteen weeks has been reduced to sixteen weeks. This has been done without materially lowering standards or amount of work required. The young man shown testing the large machine finished his course four and one-half months earlier than he would have under normal conditions. The electrical industry is four and one-half man-months better off in this emergency because of it. Our first commencement under the accelerated program occurred on September 18, 1942 when nine men were graduated. Twenty-four men will graduate at the end of our present term which closes October 22, 1943. By that time one hundred men will have graduated under the accelerated program and approximately 650 extra man-months have been given to industry. At a time when a good many engineering schools are practically destitute of civilian engineering students and are devoting their whole effort to work with army or naval units, the School of Mines still has a considerable number of advanced engineering students. The civilian and army programs are working side by side, one a sixteen weeks program, the other twelve weeks. It is intended that the two programs be synchronized this fall and both operate on a twelve weeks basis, affording some relief, if possible, to a badly overworked faculty. In any event, our civilian program is going to receive the attention it deserves and the standards of instruction will be maintained.
|Title||Hardrock, Volume 10, Number 1|
|Creator||South Dakota State School of Mines|
|Digital Publisher||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Devereaux Library|
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