Schnoor, Lee Featured in National Academy of Engineering Publication

Friday, January 9, 2009

Two College of Engineering faculty members have been featured in back-to-back issues of The Bridge, a national publication of the National Academy of Engineering, linking engineering and society.

The Fall 2008 issue -- devoted to recent advances in the search for water, in the distribution and treatment of water and wastewater, and in the modeling of complex water systems -- featured Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.  Schnoor's article, titled "Living with a Changing Water Environment," deals with how networks of volunteers working within a common framework to improve water qualitycan transcend geopolitics.  The complete article is available at http://www.nae.edu/nae/bridgecom.nsf/weblinks/MKEZ-7JMQ9D?OpenDocument.

The Winter 2008 issue features John Lee, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of human factors research for the Center for Computer-Aided Design.  Lee's article, "Driving Attention:  Cognitive Engineering in Designing Attractions and Distractions," focuses on how a driver's attention is a limited, critical resource that can be compromised by distractions.  The full article can be accessed http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/news/lee.pdf.