Science: Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers meets four times yearly. Last week it convened at Denver. A local news scrivener described the Society's board of directors: "Coats off, collars loosened, the 20 men plunged into deliberation and piles of papers. For three hours they worked as only engineers can work—with a minimum of talk and a maximum of thought." A less exciting impression of what civil engineers do at a convention was given by John F. Stevens, the Society's stern-faced president: "The principal reason for the convention is to establish a...

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