A Clarkson Mosaic - page 49

I Semester
Theoretical Mechanics
Experimental Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Dynamo-Electric Machinery
Electrical Laboratory
Steam Engineering
Steam Generation
Coal Analysis
Railway Construction
Field Practice
II Semester
Applied Mechanics
Iron and Steel
Lab: Applied Mechanics
Iron Analysis
Metallurgy of Iron/Steel
Economic Geology
Field Practice
Home Economics.
One of the degree courses of study changed its name. In 1904 when
Domestic Engineering program was renamed Home Economics, the name change coincided
with a greater course emphasis on the practical application of household skills that was seen
after 1903. Before 1903, the emphasis had been placed on engineering, mathematics, and other
technical courses. Notably, however, although many of the courses and the name of the entire
program changed, the original degree description in the 1900-01 catalog remained the same.
Charlotte Dezell Seaver was the first to complete this program successfully and be
awarded her bachelor of science degree in home economics in June 1905. Her thesis was
Economics of Electric Cooking.
In 1906, Irma Hale, with
A Study of Bacteria in Relation to
Home Economics,
and Mildred Mae Parker, with
Food Adulteration,
also received the same
degrees. Ms. Parker later worked at Clarkson as an Assistant in Home Economics.
Clarkson Musical Association.
This was the overall directorate for three separate musical
groups on campus: the Glee Club, the Mandolin Club, and the Orchestra. The Musical
Association was responsible for providing music for the chapel exercises, as well as for the
official functions of the school such as Founder’s Day, Charter Day, and those involved with
Commencement. Of the 80 students enrolled in the school, the Glee club had 25 members, the
Mandolin Club had 12, and the Orchestra 14.
Sigma Delta.
This second Clarkson fraternity was organized on March 17, 1904, in the home
of H.B. Claflin ’05 by a group of 14 men who wished to promote the traditions of the school,
and to form a social society for promoting freshman and sophomore relations, and to that end,
at first they met to read papers on engineering subjects.
They elected Hayes, Van Horne, and Greene as the initial officers in their first home in
the rooming house where 10 of the original members stayed. By October 1904 the group had
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