Indiana Society of Professional Engineers   

100 Years Educating Engineers

Engineering programs at Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology were recognized for providing 100 or more years of educational excellence by the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers. Representatives from each institution have been recognized and received plaques from the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers during the society's annual meetings.

Purdue University
Purdue University, founded in 1869, is the land grant institution of the State of Indiana. The Purdue system includes the only state-supported institutions offering engineering curricula. Beginning in about 1885, Purdue, with the support of the citizens as reflected through legislative appropriation, developed curricula first in the traditional engineering disciplines of the late 19th century, then added to these as new fields emerged so that young men and women in Indiana might have opportunity for education in a broad spectrum of engineering activity.

School of Mechanical Engineering - Founded in 1882
School of Civil Engineering - Founded in 1887
School of Electrical Engineering - Founded in 1888

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's engineering program (formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute) founded in 1874, wass one of few independent, privately supported male colleges of science and engineering in the nation. The college became co-ed in 1995.

The late Robert L. McCormick, civil engineering professor at Rose-Hulman received the first Professional Engineer License when the Indiana Professional Licensing Law was enacted in 1921. McCormick served as the first chairman of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from August 9, 1921 to April 13, 1923. The late Dr. Herman A. Moench, P.E., professor of electrical engineering, served on the aforementioned Board as a member of as chairman from June 5, 1953 to November 21, 1986. At his last meeting he was awarded the "Sagamore of the Wabash Award" by the Governor's Office for his excellent service on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Founded in 1883
Department of Civil Engineering - Founded in 1886
Department of Electrical Engineering - Founded in 1889
Department of Chemical Engineering - Founded in 1889

University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame's engineering program, initiated in 1873, is one of a select few offered by a religious, privately supported university. When civil engineering was added to the curriculum in 1873, Notre Dame became the first Catholic university in America to establish a formal course of study in engineering.

Department of Civil Engineering - Founded in 1873
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Founded in 1886
Department of Electrical Engineering - Founded in 1891


 
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