Technical Research and the College System


SINCE I made the proposal, some time ago (Chem. News, vol. xxxix., p. 2, and vol. xl., p. 230), that research boards should be instituted in our technical colleges, with the object of supplying the college departments with subject-matter for research of a more or less technical nature, and at the same time of keeping in touch with the old students, I have had the opportunity of discussing the matter with men who occupy important posts in the technical world. They generally hold the opinion that some such scheme is urgently needed.

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DREAPER, W. Technical Research and the College System . Nature 77, 367 (1908).

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