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Instruction and research at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center

Tsien, Hsue-shen (1950) Instruction and research at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center. Journal of the American Rocket Society (81). pp. 51-64. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:JPC003

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Abstract

In "America Fledges Wings" R. M. Cleveland [1] stated: "Despite the importance of the role played by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the promotion of aeronautics as a herald, as an awakener, as a quickening spark in the manifold fields of practical aviation, its most important and probably most lasting contribution lay in its implementation and its creation of centers of research." These centers of research are the well-known great schools of aeronautical engineering at the New York University, the Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, and the Georgia School of Technology. It is a fact that a great majority of practicing aeronautical engineers today are either wholly educated in one of these centers or have had contact with one of these centers. Moreover, the strong influence of the Guggenheim Fund is not limited to this phase of aeronautical engineering. These centers of research contributed to a large extent to the fundamental knowledge of aeronautical science which forms the scientific basis of aeronautical engineering. Today we see an even more broadened effect exerted by the Guggenheim schools as men originally educated in these Guggenheim research centers establish new research laboratories and new schools of aeronautics in universities all over the world.


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Additional Information:Presented at the Annual Convention of the AMERICAN ROCKET SOCIETY, Hotel Statler, New York, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1949. Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center Publication No. 3.
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