bajcsy Ruzena Bajcsy, a computer and information science, and mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate.



brown Susan Ipri Brown began her term as U.S. Innovation Partnership Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology. Prior to this appointment, she served as a science research analyst with the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau.


jackson Chauncey D. Jackson has been named associate vice provost for computing and technology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Formerly, he was project manager for the development and implementation of an Air Force-wide Military Modernization Project.



turner Daniel S. Turner, a civil and environmental engineering professor and department head at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, has been named president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.



The Pentagon has named Jerome F. Smith, Jr. as its first chancellor for education and professional development, charged with improving Defense Department programs that focus on postsecondary training of civilian employees. He was dean of the Information Resources Management College at the National Defense University.

Karl A. Erb has been named head of the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. He formerly served as senior science advisor at NSF.

Richard Magee has been named associate provost for research and development at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was executive director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at the school.

Ronald Adams has been appointed engineering dean at Oregon State University. He was vice-president of technology at the university and a techtronics fellow at the color printing and imaging division.

Robert Desmond has been appointed dean of the college of engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He was engineering dean at West Virginia University.

Lewis Duncan has been named dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. He was provost and senior vice-president at the University of Tulsa.

Thomas W. Peterson is the new dean of the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Arizona. He was head of the chemical and environmental engineering department at the university.

Michael Stob has been appointed dean of natural sciences, mathematics, and contextual disciplines at Calvin College. He was a math professor at the college.

Reza Salami is the new associate dean for graduate and research programs in the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He was a civil engineering professor at the university.

Loren Zachary has been named assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. He was professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the university.

Kirk Schultz has been named head of the chemical engineering department at Michigan Tech University. He was an associate professor in the department.

Jane Fraser has been named chair of the engineering department at the University of Southern Colorado. She was an associate professor in the industrial welding and systems engineering department at Ohio State University.

Howard J. Chizeck is the new electrical engineering chair at the University of Washington. He was professor and chair of systems, control, and industrial engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Robert Magnum, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named department chair.

Glenn Fredrickson, a chemical engineering professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara, has been appointed department chair. Also at UCSB, Hua Lee, an electrical and computer engineering professor, has been named department chair.

Phillip Snyder has been appointed director of development for the college of engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He was the development director at Community Care Services in Lincoln Park, MI.

Michael B. Cutlip, a chemical engineering professor and chair-elect of the chemical engineering division at the University of Connecticut, has become director of university honors programs.

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