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THE GLOBAL AGENDA FOR AMERICAN ENGINEERING: Proceedings of a Symposium
ers. As Senior Vice President for Science and Technology, he was also extensively involved with the corporation’s international research and development programs, forming joint teams and encouraging the mobility of engineers. Dr. Dinneen retired from Honeywell in 1988.
Dr. Dinneen was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1975. He was a member of the Academy’s governing Council from 1984 through mid-1995 and held the office of Foreign Secretary from 1988 to 1995. During this time, he set policies and goals for the Academy ’s Foreign Associates and contributed to the growth and development of the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. He has been an active participant and leader of the National Research Council’s international programs.
Dr. Dinneen is currently a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota ’s Institute of Technology and an adjunct associate at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, also at the University of Minnesota. In the latter position, he is advising on the creation of a science and technology policy program. He has been a member of many advisory boards and panels, including serving for an extended period on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He continues to serve as an honorary trustee of the Science Museum of Minnesota, where he was instrumental in developing a technology facility and exhibit. He has been a member of the board of directors of VOTAN, the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, the Honeywell Foundation, the Corporation for Open Systems, and Honeywell-NEC Supercomputers.
Dr. Dinneen is a recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award and has twice been awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Air Force. He has also received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association, the Navy Certificate of Commendation for service on the Committee on Undersea Warfare of the National Research Council, the Army Certificate of Achievement for Service on the Army Material Acquisition Review Committee, and was named man of the year by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Dr. Dinneen and the former Mary Purington were married 48 years ago. They have three children and five grandchildren.