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In addition to the regular members of the Faculty the following named special lecturers have assisted in certain courses of instruction:
G. M. BASFORD, Editor of American Engineer, New York.
Chicago. WILLIAM KENT, Consulting Engineer, New York City. W. H. MARSHALL, Superintendent of Motive Power, Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern Railroad Company. S. G. McMEEN, Chief Engineer Central Union Telephone Company,
Chicago. F. B. NEWBERRY, General Manager Sandusky Cement Company,
Sandusky. H. G. PROUT, Editor of Railroad Gazette, New York City. C. A. PROUTY, Commissioner Interstate Commerce Commission, Wash
ington, E. P. ROBERTS, Consulting Electrical Engineer, Cleveland.
I. N. BARKER, Swine, Thorntown, Ind.
ORGANIZATION OF THE PURDUE EXPERIMENT STA
TION UNDER A LAW OF CONGRESS.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL.
WINTHROP E. STONE, Ph. D.,
President of the University.
WILLIAM C. LAITA, M. S.,
JAMES TROOP, M. S.,
HENRY A. HUSTON, A. M., A. C.,
JOSEPH C. ARTHUR, D. Sc.,
ARVILL WAYNE BITTING, B. S., D. V. M.,
WILLIAM J. JONES, M. S.,
Assistant State Chemist.
WILLIAM STUART, M. S.,
JOHN HARRISON SKINNER, B. S.,
Assistant Station Chemist.
* Resigned January, 1901.
ATTENDANCE FOR THE YEAR 1900-1901.
The whole number of students in attendance during the year ending June 30, 1901, was 1,049, classified as follows:
SUMMARY OF STUDENTS.
The following table will show the growth of the institution in respect to attendance since its organization, the respective figures being for the year ending June 30, of the years named:
1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894
1899 1900 1901
Names of counties represented by one or more students:
STATES AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED.
The States and countries represented in the institution during
North Carolina, Washington,
South Carolina, Ontario,
South Dakota, South America.
THE YEAR'S WORK.
The instruction of classes in accordance with the official curriculum of the University has proceeded with undiminished efficiency. This work has been attended with more than usual difficulty owing to the large increase in enrollment, particularly in the lower classes. This increase has necessitated a larger number of sections in each class and more hours of teaching for the instructors. The number of the latter has also, necessarily, been increased. As evidence of the actual amount of instruction given, it may be stated that during any given week of the year not less than one thousand hours of class instruction were given, being an average of upwards of twenty hours' work for each full time instructor. This does not include the time given to students of the short course in agriculture, which is estimated to amount to not less than one hundred hours per week during three months. Neither does it include much of the instruction given to graduate students and candidates for degrees, whose work is largely individual and special in its character.
Particularly to be mentioned are the following special phases of instruction given during the year:
1. The course in mathematics for certain sections of the junior classes in engineering, consisting of a half-year's practice in the applications of the higher mathematics to the solution of engineering problems. This course as developed by the instructors in the department has proved exceptionally valuable not only in rounding out the preceding work in pure mathematics but as a preparation for advanced study in engineering.
2. The series of lectures on technical subjects given by persons prominent in various branches of science, engineering and agriculture. The names of these lecturers are given on a preceding page.