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At the request of Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of Commerce and Chairman of the National American Committee. Chester L. Dawes, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Albert Haertlein, Associate Professor of Engineering have been appointed as delegates of the University to the Third World Power Conference which will be held at Washington, December 7-12. The First World Power Conference was held in London in 1924 and the Second in Berlin in 1930.
Sources and Use of Power
Primary object of the Power Conferences is to discuss the problems relating to the sources and utilization of power throughout the world.
Opportunities are also afforded for the interchange of ideas among the representatives of the various countries on questions involving power and its uses and its effects on the peoples of the world.
The agenda in the form of papers and in discussions includes: power resources of the different countries, such as hydro-electric, coal and oil; waterpower production; fuel preparation; internal combustion engines; power transmission and distribution; electro-chemistry; transportation, and electrification of railways; standardization and research; domestic, farm and agricultural uses; illumination; education and health; and economics of power production.
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