Mr. Jack M. Zeigler received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering after interrupting his education with 3 ½ years of service in the U.S. Army. While at Georgia Tech, he was a co-op student at two companies, where he worked primarily as a draftsman. In one company he earned $1.25 an hour; this was a raise from $0.55 per hour at the other company.
Mr. Zeigler is the retired President and Owner of Fabrication Engineering Service Company, Inc. (FESCO). FESCO specializes in the made-to-order fabrication business using high quality alloy steels to produce tanks for the chemicals industry and pressure vessels for textile manufacturers.
Charles William Eliot Professor at Harvard & MIT President of Harvard
“ The student in a polytechnic school has a practical end constantly in view…. This practical end should never be lost sight of by student or teacher in a polytechnic school, and should seldom be thought of or alluded to in a college .” (1869)
“ It will be conceded that it is not sufficient for a course in engineering to turn out technical experts , if it can hope to do even this. But it must do much more; it must turn out men . While the schedule of subjects in this course does not indicate it, it is the prime object to send out young men to engage in the commercial work of the world with high ideals, and a keen sense of moral responsibility. Good character is of more importance to the young engineer than engineering ability .”
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