awards. He is one of the few to have been twice honored with civil engineering’s oldest award, the Norman Medal. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1990.

ALICE M. AGOGINO is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and directs several computational and design research and instructional laboratories at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in mechanical engineering in 1978 from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University in 1984. She has authored over 120 scholarly publications in the areas of microelectronic mechanical systems/mechatronics design methods; nonlinear optimization; intelligent learning systems; multiobjective and strategic product design; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; graphics, multimedia, and computer-aided design; design databases; digital libraries; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; and gender and technology. She has won numerous teaching, best paper, and research awards. Dr. Agogino is known internationally as a leader in engineering education and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Engineering Education. She served as director for Synthesis, a National Science Foundation/industry-sponsored coalition of eight universities with the goal of reforming undergraduate engineering education, and continues as principal investigator for the NEEDS ( and SMETE.ORG digital libraries of courseware in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Dr. Agogino has also served in a number of administrative positions at UC Berkeley, including associate dean of engineering, director of the Instructional Technology Program, and faculty assistant to the executive vice chancellor and provost in educational development and technology. Professor Agogino is a registered professional mechanical engineer in California and is engaged in a number of collaborative projects with industry. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she worked in industry for Dow Chemical, General Electric, and SRI International.

GEORGE CAMPBELL, JR., is president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, one of America’s most selective institutions of higher education. Previously, Dr. Campbell served as

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