Caption: Book - Pictorial Guide to College of Engineering (1919)
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THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
HIS pictorial description of the buildings, laboratories and other facilities for the instruction of students of engineering and for engineering research afforded by the College of Engineering and Engineering Experiment Station has been prepared to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the University of Illinois and the Fifteenth Anniversary of the organization of the Engineering Experiment Station. It is presented for the information of those who are interested in the progress of engineering education, and of young men who aspire to become engineers. The half century which has passed since the opening of the University of Illinois has been one of marvelous achievements in engineering and science, and in their application to the development of modern industry. During this period engineering has been advanced from an art to a science. It is now recognized as a profession which is indispensable to the maintenance and development of modern civilization. Fifty years ago few institutions in America offered instruction in engineering. Some progress had then been made in the education of civil engineers, and many of the colleges gave courses in surveying and drawing in addition to their regular work in mathematics, physics, chemistry and other subjects which are fundamental to the training of engineers. The organization of the '' Land Grant Colleges,''— of which the University of Illinois is one—under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862, provided instruction in agriculture and the mechanic arts "in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in