Frederick Winslow Taylor pioneered work in applying engineering principles to the work being done on the factory floor. He summed up his approach to improving efficiency in mechanical engineering in his book The Principles of Scientific Management.
The Taylor World Conference—taking place Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25 at the Samuel C. Williams Library in Hoboken’s Stevens Institute of Technology—is a gathering of interdisciplinary scholars celebrating the achievements and legacy of Frederick Winslow Taylor, a graduate of Stevens, widely recognized as the Father of Scientific Management.
Taylor’s influence persists to this day through his creation and development of what is now known as the field of industrial engineering. This conference marks the centennial of Taylor’s death in 1915, and will explore both Taylor’s place in history and his legacy in the 21st century.
There will be a tour of an exclusive collection, housed within the Samuel C. Williams Library at Stevens, featuring Taylor’s original papers, personal mementos, books, documents and graphic material.
Lecturers will include Simon Head, Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University and author of Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans, plus James E. McClellan III, Professor of History, Stevens Institute of Technology, and scholars from Australia, England, Greece, Scotland, and the United States.
For more information on Taylor and the conference, visit taylorsworld.org.