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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: EducationEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1888Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaState: GAZip: 30332Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/education/-213-george-w--woodruff-school-of-mechanical-enginCreator: Coon, John Saylor
Between its opening in 1888 and the mid-1920s, Georgia Tech took a leading role in transforming mechanical engineering education from a shop-based, vocational program to a professional one built on rigorous academic and analytical methods. Led by John Saylor Coon (1854-1938), a founding member of ASME, this curriculum merged theoretical understanding with practical experience. By bringing Coon on board so soon after the school's founding, Tech began this transition almost from day one, even though it took three decades to completely effect it.
YearAdded:
2000
Image Credit: Public Domain (Copyright Expired)Image Caption: On Left: Georgia Tech's shop building
On Right: Tech Tower
Photo circa 1899
Era_date_from: 1888
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