PRISM Magazine On-Line  -  January 2000
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Calls for Papers/Conferences

    ICEECEE, Davos, Switerland

      The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) have issued a call for papers for the Interdisciplinary Conference on Electrical Electronics & Computer Engineering Education in the Third Millennium (ICEECEE). Topics include identification of challenges for engineering education, and proposed agendas for finding solutions. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2000. For more information, see: www.engfnd.org .

    DUPLEX 2000, Venice, Italy

      The 6th World Duplex Stainless Steel Conference and Expo will be held in Venice, Italy, October 18-20, 2000. Structure and properties, fabrication, corrosion, and marketing development are some of the main topics for papers and poster sessions. The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2000. For more information, see: www.duplex2000.gpa.it .

    EUROMAT 2001, Rimini, Italy

      Surface engineering, modeling and materials design, and biomaterials are a few of the topics that will be featured at the 7th European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT 2001). The conference will be held in Rimini, Italy, June 10-14, 2001. Abstracts must be submitted before October 30, 2000. For more information, see: www.fast.mi.it/aim.euromat .

Conferences

    IGIP Symposium, Biel and Zurich, Switzerland

      The 29th International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) Symposium will be held March 27-30, 2000 at the Biel School of Engineering and Architecture. The symposium will reflect on how institutions make engineering education "Unique and Excellent." The third day will include a visit to the WORLDDIDAC 2000 exposition in Zurich, with themes of education in eastern and central Europe, and educational independence. For more information, see: www.hta-bi.bfh.ch/IGIP .

    World Engineers' Convention, Hanover, Germany

      The Association of Engineers, Germany (VDI), and the World Exposition EXPO 2000 are organizing a convention with the central theme, "Mankind-Nature-Technology," from June 19-21, 2000. The theme is a special challenge to the engineers of the world, whose commitment and professional expertise will have a considerable effect on the future living conditions on planet Earth. For more information, see: www.vdi.de/wec .

 

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About People

Melvin W. Anderson has been named the Southern Zone Vice President of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Pamela Eibeck is the new dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University.

Domenico Grasso has been named the Rosemary Bradford Hewlett professor and chair of the Picker Program in Engineering and Technology at Smith College.

Delon Hampton is the new president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Nancy Jannik is the new dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Winona State University.

John L. Junkins, professor of aerospace engineering, is the 1999 recipient of the Frank J. Malina Medal from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) for outstanding contributions to space education.

Dale Sall is the new president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Andre G. Vacroux, dean of Southern Methodist University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the new president of the National Technological University (NTU).

Books By Members

Creative Problem Solving and Engineering Design.
By Edward Lumsdaine, Monika Lumsdaine, and J. William Shelnutt. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York; 1999, 460 pp., $42.00.

Design Analysis: Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Systems.
By David E. Thompson. Cambridge University Press, New York; 1999, 265 pp., $59.95.

Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems (4th edit.).
By Theodore Wildi. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 800 pp., $67.50.

Electronics (2nd edit.).
By Allan R. Hambley. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 871 pp., $92.00.

Engineering Economy (11th edit.).
By William G. Sullivan, Elin Wicks and James A. Bontadelli. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 704 pp., $93.00.

Fundamentals of Engineering Review (9th edit.).
By Dr. Merle Potter, et al. Great Lakes Press, East Lansing, MI; 1999, 618 pp., $54.95.

Practical Optimization Methods.
By M. Asghar Bhatti. Springer Verlag, New York; 1999, 592 pp., $64.95.

Transform Circuit Analysis for Engineering and Technology (4th edit.).
By William D. Stanley. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 512 pp., $99.05.

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