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ASEE PRISM
  American Society for Engineering Education
American Society for Engineering EducationSUMMER 2008Volume 17 | Number 9 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
FEATURES
COVER STORY: Earth, Wind and Science - IN JUST SEVEN YEARS, SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING—TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE PLANET WHILE RAISING LIVING STANDARDS—HAS CAUGHT FIRE WITH STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS ACROSS THE U.S. - BY CORINNA WU
FEATURE: Double Whammy - SOUTH AFRICA IS DESPERATE FOR TRAINED ENGINEERS, BUT ITS STUDENTS FACE MAJOR OBSTACLES: POOR HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION—A LEGACY OF APARTHEID—AND LOSS OF INSTRUCTORS TO HIGH-PAYING INDUSTRY JOBS. - BY DON BOROUGHS
FEATURE: 3…2…1…- LURING WEALTHY THRILL-SEEKERS INTO SPACE, AN EXPANDING GROUP OF COMPANIES OFFERS OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ADVENTURES, PRICED FROM $100,000 TO $100 MILLION.

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ASEE TODAY
BRIEFINGS
REFRACTIONS: Forgetting the Present BY HENRY PETROSKI
CLASSIFIEDS
LAST WORD: Key Members of the Team BY SANDEEP DILWALI

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Ned DishmanSusy Pilgrim Waters, who produced the cover painting and illustrations for our story on sustainability engineering, has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She works with a variety of materials, including mixed media, wood, fabric, prints and wood cuts. “I am a huge ‘processor,’” she writes. “I  like to keep a few sketch books going at the same time.” Her clients have included Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, the New York Times, Pizza Hut International, Chronicle Books and TIAA-CREF. Susy lives in the Boston area with her husband Keith and two teenaged children.


Corinna WuDon Boroughs, who wrote and took the pictures for “Double Whammy,” our feature on engineering education in South Africa, was a senior editor and foreign correspondent for U.S. News & World Report before becoming a freelance journalist and photographer. His previous work for Prism has included a feature about the development of solar-powered collar-computers that let scientists keep close track of zebras in the wild, and a story on South Africa’s first black dean of engineering. Don has a blog about consumer environmental issues: www.greenerhouse.co.za. He lives in Johannesburg.


Phil DisleyPierre Home-Douglas, who regularly contributes features, profiles and briefings to Prism, is a freelance writer and editor based in Montreal. Previously, he worked as a senior book editor for 13 years at St. Remy Press in Montreal. There, he edited more than 50 books, including four for a family science series published by Discovery Channel and two for Time-Life’s How Things Work series. He has also written chapters in seven books including The Old West, which was chosen as a Literary Guild Main Selection.



 

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