Widener University School of Engineering to Celebrate Sesquicentennial in 2012

June 1, 2011

Next year will mark the Widener School of Engineering’s 150th anniversary.

Jan Alexander, an archivist in the Widener University Archives in the Wolfgram Memorial Library, discovered this 1909 photo of Pennsylvania Military College civil engineering students doing fieldwork in railroad engineering.  According to the PMC class bulletin:  “In the Fall Term, First Class year, the class is organized as a corps under the Professor of Engineering, and makes a reconnaissance and preliminary survey for a railroad.”

Such hands-on experiences — often called experiential learning — today remain a primary feature of a Widener education.

Stay tuned to learn about the  School of Engineering’s plans to celebrate its history and origins dating back to 1862.



One comment

  1. How interesting to see that some hallmarks of a Widener education are true classics, like experiential learning! Thanks for posting this.

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