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The Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN) is holding its 2004 National Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 6-9. Entitled “Route to 50/50: Shifting Gears for Inclusion,” the conference is part of WEPAN's mission of attracting more women to engineering. For more information, visit

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) is holding its first annual Summer Workshop on Teaching Management Science in Marlborough, Massachusetts, July 8-11, 2004. Learning theory and effective strategies for teaching management science are on the agenda. For more information, visit or e-mail


Go Engineering! Newsletter

ASEE's new electronic newsletter about the growing role of engineering in K-12 education is going out to thousands of K-12 teachers and guidance counselors. This month “Go Engineering!” will cover the efforts of educators from colleges and universities, industry, and K-12 who are using engineering outreach programs as vehicles to teach science and mathematics. News, events, and ideas illuminating the exciting connections between engineering education and the K-12 classroom will also be covered. “Go Engineering!” will examine how these connections are affected by funding and policy development in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

As a society of engineering educators, ASEE understands the daunting challenges that teachers face helping students master difficult material and working with standards-driven curricula and state-mandated areas of instruction. “Go Engineering!” will provide information and links to help K-12 teachers better prepare their students for a technological future.

For more information or to sign up for the newsletter, send an e-mail to


About People

Frank Hart, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology Science at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, was recently named the recipient of the 2003 ABET Fellow Award. Presented at ABET's 71st annual meeting, the award recognizes individuals who have given sustained quality service to the ABET-related professions in general and to education within the ABET disciplines. Hart received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority after graduation and later joined the Bluefield faculty as an assistant professor.

Gerald D. Holder, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, was recently elected a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His election is in honor of his work in the development of thermodynamic properties and phase behavior in fluid-solid systems, especially in the area of gas hydrates. Holder received a B.A. in chemistry from Kalamazoo College and a B.S.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

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