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National Academy of Engineering Elects 86 Members and 18 Foreign Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THU, FEBRUARY 07, 2019

Washington, DC, February 07, 2019 —

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today.  This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,297 and the number of foreign members to 272.

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.”

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2019.  A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.

 

Eccles, Thomas J., rear admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), and chief executive officer, Trident Maritime Systems, Arlington, Va.  For service in naval engineering and advances in submarine technology.

Kiesler, Sara, program director, division of social and economic sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Va.  For leadership, technical innovation, and identification of social trends with the adoption of computers and robots in work and society.

Shyu, Heidi, president and chief executive officer, Heidi Shyu Inc., Arlington, Va.  For development of innovative radar/electro-optics/infrared systems in support of the U.S. Army and Air Force.

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Author Andrew Densmore

Andrew Densmore is the Executive Director of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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