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American Society for Engineering EducationNOVEMBER 2006Volume 16 | Number 3 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
Fields of Fuel - By Bethany Halford
Higher Ambitions - By Alvin P. Sanoff
The Burden of Plagiarism - By Thomas K. Grose

REFRACTIONS: Identifying Ourselves - By Henry Petroski
LAST WORD: Gender Bias in Academe - By Alice Merner Agogino

Piecing It All Together: The Learning Factory provides engineering students with a more hands-on learning experience. By Lynne Shallcross
Book Review: The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives - Reviewed By Robin Tatu
YEAR OF DIALOGUE: A Conversation With a Center- By Karl A. Smith
On Campus: Winning Combination - By Lynne Shallcross


Serge BlochSerge Bloch created the illustration for this month’s cover, “Running on Grass.” He was born in France and studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, Germany. Bloch’s illustrations, many of them humorous, appear in the Washington Post, the New York Times and other national publications. He has illustrated over 200 children’s books in France and created a character called Samsam—a small superhero for a series of comic books. He has also just won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, 47th Annual Exhibition, 2005.


Cade MartinCade Martin, who photographed University of Maryland President Dan Mote Jr. for “Higher Ambitions,” travels worldwide for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. His client list includes the National Geographic Society, Newsweek, NPR and Random House. Samples of his work can be seen at and in the 2006 Communication Arts Photo Annual.


Alvin P. SanoffAlvin P. Sanoff, who wrote the profile of University of Maryland President Dan Mote Jr. in this month’s issue, is a freelance writer and consultant and a contributing editor for Washingtonian magazine. He writes for a number of publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and USA Today. He is the former managing editor of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” and “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranking projects.





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