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

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