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UI's Pedro Alvarez selected to attend National Academy of Engineering Symposium

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Pedro J. Alvarerz, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 1997 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Sept. 18-20 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif.

The symposium, designed to bring together some of the country's top engineers between the ages of 30 and 45, will highlight leading-edge research and technical work. The participants come from industry, government, and academic institutions and were selected from a field of more than 270 nominees.

The topics to be featured at the symposium include biomechanics, sensors and control for manufacturing processes, safety and security issues, decision-making tools for design and manufacturing, and intelligent transportation systems. NAE member Philip M. Condit, president and chief executive officer of the Boeing Company, Seattle, will deliver a keynote address.