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posted December 09, 1998


1998 ELITE Award Goes to Jack McCredie

Jack McCredie, associate vice chancellor for information systems and technology, has been named for the highest individual honor given by EDUCAUSE -- the 1998 ELITE Award for Exemplary Leadership and Information Technology Excellence. The award honors leaders in higher education information resources management for significant lifetime achievement and broad impact on their institutions and profession.

McCredie is being recognized for more than three decades of effective university, association and corporate leadership in information technologies. He served at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1970s, as president of Educom in the early 1980s, and at Digital Equipment Corporation. At Berkeley since 1992, he has led many campus initiatives for effective and innovative uses of educational technology and electronic information resources.

As part of the award, EDUCAUSE will contribute $5,000 in McCredie's name to the Incentive Awards Program, which provides scholarship assistance to promising high school students.

EDUCAUSE is a higher education association that promotes transformational change in higher education through the use of information resources and technologies. The award will be presented at its Dec. 10 conference in Seattle.

Paul Sheng

Mechanical engineering associate professor Paul Sheng is one of 11 researchers named by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Lucent Technologies Foundation as 1998 winners of Industrial Ecology Research Fellowships.

The fellowship program, established in 1993, provides up to $50,000 per year for two years to support research and teaching focused on helping industry design processes that prevent pollution and create environmentally friendly products.

"It is incumbent on the NSF to encourage basic research that may help and encourage businesses to integrate conservation and pollution prevention practices into their strategies and their day-to-day operations," said Janie Fouke, director of NSF's Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems. "Our intent with the Industrial Ecology Research Fellowships is to spur innovations that provide industry with both human and financial incentives to adopt more ecologically sound business approaches."

Sheng is interested primarily in environmentally conscious manufacturing processes and product design.


Berkeley Semiconductor Research Team

A team of researchers including Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences William Oldham, former graduate student Schenker and graduate student Fan Piao are recipients of the 1998 Technical Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. The team earned this award for its study of how light affects the lithographic materials used in semiconductor manufacturing.


John McColl

Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management John McColl has been elected a Fellow in the Soil Sciences Society of America. His research focuses on forest soils and the effects of management practices, atmospheric inputs, nutrient cycling processes, the nature of soil organic matter and the decomposition of forest litter.


Pamela Samuelson

School of Information Management and Systems Professor Pamela Samuelson has been named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery. Samuelson was chosen for her outstanding technical and professional achievements in information technology.


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