2002 AAAS Engineering Section Meeting

February 15, 2002

Regis Suite, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

1.     Alice Agogino, Section Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:50 AM. She asked those present to introduce themselves. The attendance list is included as Appendix A.

2.     Dr. Agogino asked for comments and possible changes to the Draft Minutes of the Section Business Meeting held on February 16, 2001. The draft was posted on the Section web site shortly after the San Francisco meeting. There were no further changes and the draft was approved.

3.     The tentative agenda was approved. (See Appendix B)

4.     (a) Sheri D. Sheppard was elected as Chair-elect of the Section effective February 20, 2002. Norman Fortenberry was elected Member-at-Large of the Engineering Section Steering Committee effective February 20, 2002. The list of Section Officers and Members-at Large for 2002-2003 appears in Appendix C.

(b) The new Engineering Section AAAS Fellows elected in September 2001 are listed in Appendix D.

5.     Review of Fellow nomination process. There are three ways a candidate can be nominated: (1) The Steering Committee members prepare nominations and vote on forwarding a number of the candidates not to exceed the quota for the Section. The quota is based on the number of AAAS members in the Engineering Section. In the past the steering committee decided to limit the number of nominations from each of the 8 members to two. In the event that some submit more than two and if the total number of nominations from the 8 members exceeds the quota, the Secretary requests the member with the most number of nominations to rank order the list and voluntarily delay the nomination of the candidate lowest in rank. This process was continued with other members until the total just equals the quota. This procedure will be followed again this year. (2) The second method of nominating a candidate for Fellow is for three Fellows to endorse the nomination. (3) The third method of nomination is for the AAAS Executive Director to forward a nomination. Only method (1) is subject to the quota. In all three of the methods, the candidates are evaluated by the Section Steering Group, and the candidates must receive a majority vote from the steering group. Furthermore, if a candidate receives more than two negative votes, the candidate is not recommended for election to Fellow.

6.     The list of 2002 Symposia sponsored or cosponsored by the Engineering Section is included as Appendix E. Also listed are other symposia of interest to engineers.

7.     Discussion of Ideas for Proposed Participation in the 2003 and 2004 Annual Meetings:

The Chair called for suggestions for possible symposia topics for the 2003 Annual Meeting to be held in Denver, and the 2004 Annual Meeting to be held in Seattle. The discussion led to suggestions summarized in the table of Appendix F.


1.   The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM.

Appendix A

Attendance List


1.      Alice M. Agogino, Chair

2.        Stuart L. Cooper, Retiring Chair

3.        Jose B. Cruz, Jr., Secretary

4.        Denice D. Denton, Chair-Elect

5.        Richard J. Goldstein, Member-at-Large

6.        Norman Fortenberry, Member-at-Large, 2002-2006 

7.        Peter M. Bainum, American Astronautical Society

8.        Gerald Jakubowski, ASEE

9.        Frank Huband, ASEE

10.    Alfred Wechsler, AIChE

11.    Ted Conway, University of Central Florida

12.    Anice Anderson, Arizona State University

13.    Anette Smith, British Association for the Advancement of Science

14.     Catherine Campos, AAAS Staff Liaison for 2002 

15.         Michael Strauss, AAAS Staff, part-time

16.         Michael Spinella, AAAS Staff, part-time


Appendix B

Engineering Section Meeting

 Regis Suite, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

February 15, 2002

8:45 AM - 11:45 AM


1.                 Introductions

2.                 Approval of minutes of previous meeting

3.                 Announcements

(a)              Officers for 2002-2003

(b)             New Engineering Section AAAS Fellows

4.                 Discussion of proposed symposia for 2003 and 2004 Annual Meetings 

5.                 New business



Appendix C

2002-2003 AAAS Section on Engineering Steering Group

(Officers and Members-at-Large, effective February 20, 2002)


Denice D. Denton, Section Chair

College of Engineering, 369 Loew, Box 352180

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

Tel: (206) 543-0340

Fax: (206) 685-0666

E-mail: denton@engr.washington.edu


Sheri D. Sheppard, Section Chair-Elect

Department of Mechanical Engineering

503 Terman

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305

E-mail: sheppard@cdr.stanford.edu


Alice M. Agogino, Retiring Section Chair
5136 Etcheverry Hall

Mechanical Engineering
of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
Tel: (510) 642-6450
Fax: (510) 643-5599
E-mail: aagogino@me.berkeley.edu


Jose B. Cruz, Jr.(2006), Section Secretary
The Ohio State University
752 Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Avenue
Tel: (614) 292-1588
Fax: (614) 292-1588
E-mail: cruz+@osu.edu


Richard J. Goldstein (2003)
125 Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
111 Church St., S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel: (612) 625-5552
Fax: (612) 625-3434
E-mail: rjg@me.umn.edu

C. D. Mote, Jr., (2004)
Office of the President
1101 Main Administration Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-5803
Fax: (301) 405-9560
E-mail: dmote@deans.umd.edu


Ward O. Winer (2005)

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

Tel: (404) 894-3200

Fax: (404) 894-1658

E-mail: ward.winer@me.gatech.edu


Norman L. Fortenberry (2006)

12804 Theresa Dr.

Silver Spring, MD 20904

E-mail: fortenberry@alum.mit.edu



Appendix D

2001 AAAS Fellows

The following Section M members were elected in September, 2001: 

1.    J. Edward Anderson, Taxi 2000 Corp., Fridley, MN

2.    John L. Anderson, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

3.    William E. Bentley, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

4.    Leonard J. Brillson, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

5.    Melvin W. Carter, Dunwood, GA

6.    Paul D. Coleman, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

7.    Kenneth R. Diller, Univ. of Texas, Austin

8.    Audeen Walters Fentiman, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

9.    Morton H. Friedman, Duke Univ.

10.     Eric W. Kaler, Univ. of Delaware

11.     Tarald O. Kvålseth, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis

12.     Jean-Pierre Leburton, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

13.     Henry R. Linden, Illinois Institute of Technology

14.     Mark R. Matsumoto, Univ. of California, Riverside

15.     John W. Poston, Sr., Texas A&M Univ., College Station

16.     Ronald W. Rousseau, Georgia Institute of Technology

17.     Bertram Wolfe, Monte Serena, CA

18.     Novak Zuber, Rockville, MD 

Appendix E

Some 2002 AAAS Symposia of Interest to Engineers

Sponsored by the Engineering Section

1. Title: The Future of Personal Use Vehicles in China
Friday, February 15, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

2. Title: Living in Cities: Engineering and Infrastructure
Friday, February 15, 2002 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3. Title: Restructuring Electricity Deregulation: Consumers, Suppliers, and Utilities
Sunday, February 17, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

4. Title: Science and Technology for a Transition Toward Sustainability
Sunday, February 17, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Cosponsored by the Engineering Section

5. Title: Women in Science: Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Friday, February 15, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Last speaker: Mildred S. Dresselhauss)

6. Title: Can Science Better Serve Society’s Needs and Remain Creative?
Friday, February 15, 2002 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7. Title: Bridging the Gap from Scientific Discovery to Economic Growth
Saturday, February 16, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

8. Title: Robot Arm Manipulation: Geometric Challenges
Saturday, February 16, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9. Title: Roadmaps for Quantum Computing
Sunday, February 17, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

10. Title: Revisiting Nuclear Power for the Energy Crisis
Sunday, February 17, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11. Title: Gender Bias in Faculty Hiring, Retention and Promotion?
Monday, February 18, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12. Title: What Message Is Science Sending--And How?
Sunday, February 17, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Other Symposia of Interest to Engineers

13. Title: The New Computing
Friday, February 15, 2002 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

14. Title: Conquering the Light: Quantum Storage, Teleportation and Communication
Saturday, February 16, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

15. Title: Ballistic Missile Defense: Freedom from Intimidation or Shield of Dreams?
Monday, February 18, 2002 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

16. Title: Recent Innovations in the Science of Underground Development
Monday, February 18, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Appendix F


Section Planning for Symposia, Speakers, Activities

Topic (Title/brief description)


(idea/developing/near done)



Professional Development

Workshop on “Integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) in K-12 Classrooms” or “Technology Literacy Activities for K-12”


Alice Agogino, UC Berkeley


Denise Denton, Univ. of Washington


Field Trip


Center for Integrated Teaching & Learning, Boulder, Colorado

Symposium Topics



“Multinational Student -Faculty Project-Based Approaches to Integrating International Research and Education” Sample speakers:

·         Dr. Mary Lidstrom, Univ. of Washington, Depts. of Chem Engineering and Microbiology on "Beyond the Genome" or "The Circle of Sci and Tech"

·         Linda Smith, Univ. of Auckland (NZ), Dir. of Ctr. for Maori and Indigenous Research and Education


Gretchen Kalonji, University of Washington


“Native/Indigenous Scientists in Higher Ed”


Denise Denton, Univ. of Washington



Possible Chair: Eric Jolly, VP Senior Scientist, Educational Development Center

“A National Digital Library for Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education”

Near Done

Alice Agogino, UC Berkeley

Yolanda George, AAAS and Biology Educators Network (BEN)

Possible Co-sponsors: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics

“Security for Life: Lessons learned from 9-11”.

·         “Design for Airport Safety”

·         “Building Safety – Structural Analysis of the World Trade Center

·         “Technologies for Personal Safety”


Anice I. Anderson, Arizona State University, anice_Anderson@yahoo.com

Technology Development and Design for Women” or “Universal Design”


Alice Agogino, UC Berkeley

Anita Borg, Institute for Women & Technology

“Coal Fires Around the World”


Glen B. Stracher, Possible Co-sponsors: geology and earth sciences, atmospheric science, environmental science and engineering.

“Design for Life: New Technologies for Rehabilitation”


Ted Conway, University of Central Florida, tconway@mail.ucf.edu . Possible Co-sponsor:  AAAS Committee on Opportunities in Science.


The Technical Work Environment in 2020”


Alice Agogino, UC Berkeley

Possible Co-Chairs: Wayne Clough, President of Georgia Tech and NAE Committee





















Submitted by:

Jose B, Cruz, Jr,

Section Secretary