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Godfrey, Kneeland, Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 59, Number 4 (January 1955)

Edwards, Donald
Progress. . . through research,   pp. [14]-16

Page [14]

An apparatus to measure the loss on a surface wave line by use of a
  resonator at 10,0()( megacycles in a research lab of the EE Dept.
Nall section under test in the Reinforced Concrete Masonry program in
         the material testing lab of the Mechanics Dept.
The Mineral Dressing Research Lab, Department of Mining
                  and Metallurgy.
             by Don Edwards m'55
  Research has long been an important function of the
College of Engineering. The Engineering Experiment
Station was authorized by the board of regents in 1914.
Due to lack of funds, however, its progress in rendering
aid to industries and engineers was not as rapid as de-
sired. During World War II there was a further re-
duction of research activities due to drafting of students
and assignment of faculty to other duties. It was not
until 1947 that legislative grants to the Station first
made an extensive research program possible.
  Under the new program the dean of the college is
the director of the station, and W. R. Marshall, the
associate director, is in immediate charge. The staff of
the Experiment Station is composed of staff members
of the various departments of the College who do re-
search. There are no separate staff members which are
not associated with one of these departments. The labo-
ratories of the Station are the various laboratories of the
individual departments. All money spent for research
is accounted for as an Experiment Station expenditure
even though these funds may be allocated to and spent
by the separate departments.
  Three fundamental principles which guide the opera-
tions of the Experiment Station are:
    1. Graduate training of superior young men in the
      research and professional phases of engineering.
    2. Service to the state and industry.
    3. The pursuit of fundamental research in engi-
      neering and the engineering sciences.
While performing the above functions, the Station is
not intended to become a commercial testing laboratory
for the conduct of routine tests and is not to offer a
consulting service to compete unfairly with the profes-
sional engineer.
  It is the purpose of this article to discuss further
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