ASEE PRISM - Feb 2001
ASEE Today

National Engineers Week
The 50th Anniversary of National Engineers Week will be held from February 18–24. One of the goals this year is to make more people aware that engineers are responsible for many of the items we use every day, including toothbrush bristles, radios, personal computers, even automobiles. The anniversary is also a time to energize and inform young people about the many exciting career possibilities in engineering. Visit E-Week's Web site at to find out about special events, news of local activities, and more. 

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is offering scholarships to encourage college students to enter the field of naval engineering, and to provide support to naval engineers seeking advanced education. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, applying for support for either the last year of undergraduate work or one year of a master's program, and express a genuine interest in a naval engineering career. Graduate students must also be members of ASNE or the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The awards are $2,500 per school year for undergraduate students and $3,500 per school year for graduate students.
Applications and supporting documentation must be received by February 15. For further information and application forms, visit the ASNE Web site at:


SEM 2001, Portland
The Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) is holding its 2001 annual conference on experimental and applied mechanics from June 4-6, in Portland, OR. Conference paper topics will include: nanotechnology, validation of computational models, and experimental and applied mechanics. For more information, or to request a registration form, please see:

SWE 2001, Denver
The Society of Women Engineers is holding its 2001 national conference in Denver, CO, from June 26-30. The conference, "2001: A SWE Odyssey—The Future is Now," will feature a career fair, networking opportunities, seminars, and workshops. For additional information, please see:

About People

Mike Batchelder is part of a team from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology selected as the 2000 Boeing Outstanding Educator for the creation of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production. He is a professor of electrical engineering.

 Alexis T. Bell will begin a term as chair of the Council for Chemical Research. Bell is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California-Berkeley.

Marek DollarMarek Dollár, former chair of mechanical materials and aerospace engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is the new dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Miami University.

Joe FowlerJoe R. Fowler has been installed as president of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He is the president of Stress Engineering Services.

Winfred PhillipsWinfred M. Phillips has received the 2000 Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award from ABET. Phillips is the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at the University of Florida. He's the former dean of the school's engineering college.


 Ralph E. Fadum, an ASEE member and former vice president of ASEE's Board of Directors, passed away last July. He was a former dean of engineering at North Carolina State University, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the Professional Engineers for North Carolina.

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Call for Papers

    ISEBS2001, Pennsylvania, USA
    Papers on how e-business is achieved and sustained successfully through clear, technical and business systems perspectives are being sought for the International Symposium on Electronic Business and Systems 2001. The symposium will be held October 9–11 in Malvern, PA. Submissions are due May 15. For more information, contact John Mason at

     2nd World Engineering Congress, Malaysia
    The Second World Engineering Congress, sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, Public Utilities, and Industrial Development Sarawak, will by held July 22–25, 2002, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. A call for papers has been issued with the conference theme, "Towards the Engineering Vision: Global Challenges and Issues." Abstracts are due March 30, 2001; to request the abstract submission form, or for more information, please see:


    ANFEI National Engineering Conference, Mexico
    The Asociación Nacional de Facultades y Escuelas de Ingeniería is holding its 28th annual national engineering conference in Guadalajara, Mexico from June 20–22. The conference theme will be, "The Impact of New Technologies on the Future of Engineering." For more information, please contact ANFEI's executive secretary at:

     IIWE, France
    EPF Ecole d'Ingenieurs and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University are jointly sponsoring the first International Institute of Women in Engineering, to be held in Sceaux, France, on July 1–13. The program will focus on the many issues that affect women in science and technology. This first year's activities will include a course entitled "Women in Global Engineering," four industrial visits, and three panel discussions. The application deadline is March 15. For more information, or to receive an application form, please contact Ms. Gay Tischbirek at

     PICMET '01, Oregon, USA
    The Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology will be held in Portland from July 29–August 2. The theme is "Technology Management in the Knowledge Era: Life in the e-WORLD," and the goal is to teach participants how to manage technology more effectively, an important role in today's technical society.  Please see for more details.

Professional Opportunities - Calls For Papers