The NKS 2004 Conference and Minicourse will be held April 22-25,
2004, in Boston at the Westin-Waltham Hotel. NKS is short for the New
Kind of Science introduced by Stephen Wolfram's 2003 book A New Kind
of Science. Organizers are looking for people to organize topical sessions
and present lectures and poster sessions. The standard fee for the conference
is $350, for the minicourse $300. Discounts for academics, students,
and retirees are available. For more information, visit www.wolframscience.com/conference/2004/.
Hamid Arastoopour, Max McGraw Professor and dean of the Armour
College of Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was
recently elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Arastoopour earned his bachelor's degree in gas engineering from Abadan
Institute of Technology in Iran in 1973 and his master's and Ph.D. from
the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1978 respectively.
Eli Fromm, director for the Center of Educational Research and
Roy A. Brothers University Professor in Drexel University's department
of electrical and computer engineering, was recently elected a fellow
of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Fromm also won NAE's inaugural
Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology
Education in 2002. The prize included $500,000 cash, half of which goes
to the winner and the other half to his or her institution. He earned
his bachelor's (in electrical engineering) and master's (in biomedical
engineering with an electrical engineering emphasis) from Drexel University
in 1962 and 1964, respectively. He earned a doctoral degree in physiology/bioengineering
from Jefferson Medical College in 1967.
BOOKS BY MEMBERS
Education in 21st Century Engineering:
Response to ABET/EC 2000 Criteria
Edited by David F. Ollis, Kathryn A. Neeley, and Heinz C. Luegenbiehl
(all members), Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY 2004, 351 pp.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The organizing committee for the 19th Annual National Educators'
Workshop October 16-20, 2004, in Phoenix, is calling for abstracts
on laboratory experiments and classroom demonstrations related to engineering
science, manufacturing, materials science, and technology. Abstracts
for talks related to NEW:Update 2004 themes will also be accepted. All
abstracts must be received by May 1, 2004, at the following address:
National Educators' Workshop: Update 2004
School of Science and Technology
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504-8060
Attention: Jim Jacobs
For more information, visit http://MST-Online.nsu.edu
and click on NEW:Update 2004 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Professional
Issues in Engineering Education and Practice is looking for papers
on a range of topics concerning civil engineering practice and education,
including: course content, history of engineering, ethics, certification
and registration, professional development, liability, teaching, and
legal issues. Submit five double-spaced copies. The maximum length is
10,000 words for papers, 5,000 words for forum articles, 2,500 words
for notes, and 1,250 words for discussions. Authors should consult ASCE's
Author's Guide to Journals, Books and Reference Publications at www.pubs.asce.org.
Questions regarding submittals can be directed to Brian Brenner at (617)
627-3761 or brian.Brenner@tufts.edu.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by Most Immediate Past President
Eugene M. DeLoatch, requests member participation in nominating board
officers for the 2005 ASEE elections. Officers to be nominated for society-wide
positions are: President-Elect; Vice President Public Affairs; Vice
President Finance; Chair PIC II; and Chair PIC III.
All nominees must be individual members or institutional member representatives
of ASEE at the time of nomination and must maintain ASEE membership
during their term of office. Nominating Committee members are not eligible
for nomination. The slate of candidates selected by the committee will
not exceed two candidates per office.
Candidates for President-Elect must be active members who have served
or are serving on the Board of Directors. Candidates for Vice President,
Public Affairs, are restricted to those members who have served at least
two years on the Projects Board.
Candidates for Chair of the Engineering Deans Council, Chair of the
Corporate Member Council, and Chair-Elect for Zone II and Zone IV will
be nominated and selected by their respective councils and zones, as
the ASEE Constitution stipulates.
For each proposed candidate for a societywide office, submit a biographical
sketch of fewer than 400 words that documents career contributions,
ASEE offices held, awards and recognitions received, and educational
background. Include comments on leadership qualities, ability to cooperate
with others to achieve objectives, and willingness to serve if elected.
A listing of members who meet constitutional eligibility requirements
for the offices of President-Elect and Vice President, Public Affairs,
is available from the Executive Director's office at ASEE headquarters.
Send nominations in writing, marked confidential, by May 15. For nominations
for the office of President-Elect, please include an advocacy statement.
Mail nominations to Eugene M. DeLoatch, ASEE Nominating Committee, ASEE,
1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.
ASEE MEMBERS ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
The following ASEE members were recently elected to the National
Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is among the highest
professional honors accorded an engineer. Members' position and contribution
to engineering are included after their names.
George H. Born, professor, department of aerospace engineering
sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder. For contributions to satellite
orbit determination and for applications of satellites to geophysics
Zvi Galil, dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Columbia University, New York City. For contributions to the design
and analysis of algorithms and for leadership in computer science and
Nicholas J. Garber, professor and chairman, civil engineering
department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. For significant
contributions to national and international engineering education and
research in traffic operations and safety.
Richard Newton, dean, College of Engineering, University of
California-Berkeley. For innovations and leadership in electronic design
automation and for leadership in engineering education.
John H. Perepezko, professor, department of materials science
and engineering physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. For innovations
in solidification processing to obtain useful microstructured, nanostructured,
and amorphous materials.
Andrew P. Sage, First American Bank Professor of Information
Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. For
contributions to the theory and practice of systems engineering and
Darsh T. Wasan, vice president and Motorola Chair, department
of international affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
For pioneering research, inspirational teaching, and the development
of novel technology in colloidal processing and interfacial rheology.