Engineering Foundation; Still Going Strong at 63

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 3, Pg. 58-59

Document Type: Feature article


An historical review is given about the creation of the EF by Ambrose Swasey in 1914 for issuing research grants and establishing conferences. The initial endowment of $800,000 increased to about $2,500,000 today. Of all intersociety groups to which ASCE belongs, one of the most interesting is the Engineering Foundation. At present, the EF is awarding grants of $10,000 each to members of the five founder societies: ASCE, AIME, ASME, IEEE, and the AIChE. The subject matter of conference topics varies greatly: biomedical engineering, construction techniques, energy supply, engineering education, engineering manpower, engineering technology, environmental quality, hazards and safety, materials, processing technology, and others.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Professional societies | Engineering history | Construction materials | Environmental issues | Hazardous materials | Materials processing | Construction methods

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