The Cooper Union


    THE eightieth annual report of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art covers the year ended June 30, 1939 (Pp. 122. New York, 1939). The report of the Director, emphasizing the extent to which industry is becoming more scientific, refers to the increase in basic instruction in science and mathematics in the engineering schools, and decreased instruction in detailed applications of engineering. Special stress is laid in this report on the integrated study of the social sciences, so as to develop the mind of the engineering student not only to think rationally and scientifically, but also to be able to grasp concepts that do not admit of the precise analysis, calculation and control with which the physical scientist and engineer have been accustomed to work and which have hitherto been the accepted limit of his knowledge and proficiency.

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    The Cooper Union. Nature 145, 420 (1940).

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