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IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession
Date:5/16/2008

sor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, at Michigan. He has for more than 40 years advocated using science to improve productivity in manufacturing operations and assure the health and safety of industrial workers. His book, Occupational Biomechanics, is used at more than 200 universities worldwide. The Human Motion Simulation Laboratory he founded at Michigan is dedicated to ensuring that worker safety and convenience are more thoroughly considered in vehicle and workplace design.

The National Engineering Award is presented for inspirational leadership and tireless devotion to the improvement of engineering education and to the advancement of the engineering profession, as well as to the development of sound public policies as an engineer-statesman. Previous recipients include astronaut Neil Armstrong (1979) and former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine (1991).

Dr. Patricia P. Nelson, a noted geotechnical engineer and disaster control specialist, received the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award for effectively promoting unity among the engineering societies through her leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she serves as provost.

As director of NSFs Civil & Mechanical Systems, Nelson created interdisciplinary research programs, established new research programs for sensors and professional opportunities for women. She founded the Institute for Infrastructure Systems to broaden the scientific basis of planning and decision making on infrastructure projects, and to expand infrastructure knowledge in society, particularly among elementary and high school students.

The Kenneth Andrew Roe Award is presented on behalf of the engineering community to recognize an engineer who has been effective in promoting unity among the engineering societies.

Dr. Gerald E. Galloway was presented the Norm Augustine Award for communicating the
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