WASHINGTON - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
has elected 76 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President
Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to
2,216 and the number of foreign associates to 186.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest
professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership
honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering
research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate,
significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the
"pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major
advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or
developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
president emeritus of Polytechnic, is the current foreign secretary of
the National Academy of Engineering and William L. Friend '56, a
Polytechnic trustee, is the Academy's Treasurer.