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George C. Beakley

1922 -

Born in Levelland, Texas. Engineering scientist. Associate dean and director of engineering science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1957-present. Previous posts: Tarleton State College (now Tarleton State University), Stephenville, Texas, associate professor of engineering, 1947-53; Bell Helicopter Corp., Hurst, Texas, design engineer, 1953-54; Airesearch Mfg. Co., Phoenix, Ariz., development engineer, 1956; Arizona State University, Tempe, professor of engineering, 1956-present, chairman of mechanical engineering, 1956-67. Education: Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University), B.S.M.E., 1947; University of Texas, M.S.M.E., 1952; Oklahoma State University Ph.D., 1956.
Member: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, Alpha Pi Mu. Southern Baptist. U.S. Army, Infantry, 1943-46; became first lieutenant.
Author: (With H. W. Leach) Elementary Problems in Engineering, Macmillan, 1951, 2nd edition published as Engineering: The Profession and Elementary Problem Analysis, Macmillan, 1960, 3rd edition published as Engineering: An Introduction to a Creative Profession, 1967, 5th edition (with Evans and Keats), in press; (With Leach) Careers in Engineering and Technology, Macmillan, 1969, 3rd edition, 1984; (With Leach) The Slide Rule, Macmillan, 1953; (With Leach) The Slide Rule and Technical Problem Solving, Macmillan, 1963, 2nd edition published as The Slide Rule and Its Use in Problem Solving, 1969, 3rd edition published as The Slide Rule, Electronic Hand Calculator, and Metrification in Problem Solving, 1975; (With John Hawley and Donald D. Autore) Graphics for Design and Visualization: Problems, Macmillan, 1973; (With E. G. Chilton) Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics, Macmillan, 1973; (With Chilton) Design: Serving the Needs of Man, Macmillan, 1974; (With Leach) Introduction to Engineering Graphics, Macmillan, 1975; (With Autore) Electronics Drafting, Bobbs-Merrill, 1982; Freehand Drawing and Visualization, Bobbs-Merrill, 1982; (With Lovell) Computation, Calculators, and Computers, Macmillan, 1983; Introduction to Technical Illustration, Bobbs-Merrill, 1983; (With Autore and Patterson) Architectural Drawing and Design, Macmillan, 1984; (With Haden) Computer Aided Processes in Instruction and Research, Academic Press, in press.
Contributor to professional journals.

Adapted from Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004.

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