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Training and Research in Electrical Engineering

Nature volume 142, pages 805806 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



DR. A. P. M. Fleming, in his inaugural address to the Institution of Electrical Engineers on October 20, discussed the progress made in the methods of selecting the personnel required for the electrical engineering industry and the methods employed to develop scientific discoveries. In former days, ideas were conceived and developed by the individual effort of men of genius ; to-day, in the universities and great scientific laboratories, teams of scientific workers are at work, extending the boundaries of knowledge, out of which possible applications in industry may emerge. The great manufacturing organizations find it necessary to be continually increasing their technically trained staff and to engage men of wide scientific attainments so as to apply the knowledge that practical research yields.

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