Halford, who wrote the profile of ASEE president
Sherra Kerns, "The Making of
a President," covers chemistry, nanotechnology,
and materials science for Chemical & Engineering News.
She earned a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from
Johns Hopkins University. Halford has written for the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch and the Baltimore Sun. Some of these stories
have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the Miami Herald.
Halford lives in Baltimore.
In this issue, Margaret Loftus
writes about the rising popularity of bioengineering in "Bio-boom."
Loftus is a freelance writer based in Wilmington, N.C. A former
U.S. News & World Report staffer, she reports on higher
education for the USN&WR's best college and graduate
school guides and is a contributing editor at National Geographic
Traveler. She last profiled educator Yvonne Freeman for Prism.
Home-Douglas writes about Virginia Tech engineering
professor Marc Edwards, who discovered high
levels of lead in Washington, D.C.'s drinking water,
in "The Water Guy."
Home-Douglas, a regular contributor to Prism, worked for 13
years as a book editor at St. Remy Press in Montreal. He has
edited more than 50 books, including four books for a family
science series published by Discovery Channel and two books
for Time-Life's How Things Work series.
Girard, who shot the photographs of Virginia
Tech engineering professor Marc
Edwards, studied at the Corcoran School of Art and worked
as a stone carver at the Washington National Cathedral. He
was the documentary photographer for the new carving at St.
John's Cathedral in New York City. He also taught photography
at the Smithsonian Institution. His passion for people and
unique events has led him to projects such as the Mermaid
Parade and the Circus Side Show of Coney Island, New York,
where he has been recognized for his distinctive portraits.
illustration in "Above the
Fray," was done by Edel
Rodriguez, who studied illustration, painting,
and graphic design at Pratt Institute, where he graduated
in 1994 with a degree in painting. He is currently art director
of Time's Canadian and Latin American editions. As a
freelance illustrator, Rodriguez has worked for WBMG, the
New Yorker, the New York Times, the Progressive, New York
magazine, the Nation, the Village Voice, and Time.