National Academy of Engineering Elects Three of our Faculty as New Members
Three University of Maryland faculty are among the 76 newly elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
Newly elected members include Jeong H. Kim, professor of the practice in electrical and computer engineering, and in mechanical engineering; Gerald E. Galloway, research professor in civil and environmental engineering; and Gilbert (Pete) Steward, professor of computer science.
The NAE has lauded Kim for his contributions to national defense and security through improved battlefield communication; Galloway for his distinguished leadership in the management of sustainable water resources and education in environmental engineering; and Stewart for his development of numerical algorithms and software widely used in engineering computation.
"I congratulate each of these outstanding faculty members on their election to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest recognition an engineer can receive in this country. To be one of only 76 nationwide is a true distinction," said University of Maryland President C.D. Mote, Jr., who is also a member of the academy. "Their election results from their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of technology."
"We are immensely excited about the election of three of our colleagues to the NAE," adds Nariman Farvaran, dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. "This recognition is a testimony to the quality of our school's faculty and a reflection of our ascent to the league of the best engineering schools in nation."
March 9, 2004