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Fall 2005 Vol. 5 No. 3




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NEW PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS



Projects

The following projects have been recently undertaken by units of the National Academies. The latest information about all current committee activities -- including project descriptions, committee rosters, and meeting information -- is available in Current Projects on the National Academies' Web site.

Climate Change and U.S. Transportation. Studies and Information Services, Transportation Research Board; and Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Nancy Humphrey. Chair: Henry G. Schwartz Jr., senior professor and director, engineering management program, Washington University, St. Louis. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transit Cooperative Research Program, and the Transportation Research Board.

Competitiveness and Workforce Needs of U.S. Industry. Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Stephen Merrill. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education.

Creation of Science-Based Industries in Developing Countries . Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in collaboration with the Nigerian Academy of Science. Project director: Michael Greene. Chair: Rita R. Colwell, chair, Canon U.S. Life Sciences Inc., and Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences.

Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electric Transmission and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack. Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Jack Fritz. Chair: M. Granger Morgan, Lord Chair Professor in Engineering; professor and department head, engineering and public policy; professor, electrical and computer engineering; and professor, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act. Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Jeffrey Jacobs. Chair: David A. Dzombak, professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Sponsor: The McKnight Foundation.

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Janice Rice Okita. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror. Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Arul Mozhi. Co-chairs: Miriam E. John, vice president, California division, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore; and Richard L. Wade, principal scientist, health sciences practice, Exponent Inc., Irvine, Calif. Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Navy.


Publications

For documents shown as available from the National Academies Press (NAP), write to 500 Fifth St., N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, D.C. 20055; tel. 202-334-3313 or 1-800-624-6242; or order on the Internet at <www.nap.edu>. Documents from a specific unit of the National Academies are available from the source as noted. Prices and availability of all documents are subject to change. Charges listed are for single copies; discounts are available for bulk orders.

Asking the Right Questions About Electronic Voting
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10024-0; available from NAP, $29.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3
Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2005, 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09575-1; available from NAP, $48.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 256 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09676-6; available from NAP, $51.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences (2005, approx. 186 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09704-5; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for a Long-Term Strategy
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09696-0; available from NAP, $26.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century
National Academy of Engineering (2005, approx. 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09649-9; available from NAP, $23.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Engineering Research and America's Future: Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy
National Academy of Engineering (2005, approx. 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09642-1; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Ethical Considerations for Research on Housing-Related Health Hazards Involving Children
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2005, approx. 216 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09726-6; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Globalization of Materials R&D: Time for a National Strategy
National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09603-0; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Government-Industry Partnerships: Partnering Against Terrorism -- Summary of a Workshop
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2005, 164 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09428-3; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII -- Phase 2
Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 750 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09156-X; available from NAP, $75.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Data to Analyze Food and Nutrition Policies
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, approx. 105 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10005-4; available from NAP, $25.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Evaluation of Anticrime Programs
Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 90 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09706-1; available from NAP, $24.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Innovating for Profit in Russia: Developments in the Urals Region -- Summary of a Workshop
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences (2005, approx. 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09727-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2005, 200 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09623-5; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

John R. La Montagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza Research -- Meeting Proceedings
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2005, 214 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09731-2; available from NAP, $43.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Mathematics and 21st Century Biology
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 162 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09584-0; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring Literacy: Performance Levels for Adults -- Interim Report
Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 265 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09652-9; available from NAP, $45.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 52 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09708-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Midsize Facilities: The Infrastructure for Materials Research
Solid State Sciences Committee, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 200 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09702-9; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Monitoring at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09732-0; available from NAP, $25.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Navy's Needs in Space for Providing Future Capabilities
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 266 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09677-4; available from NAP, $52.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Protection, Control, and Accounting of Nuclear Materials: International Challenges and National Programs -- Workshop Summary
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2005, approx. 53 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09711-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Reopening Public Facilities After a Biological Attack: A Decision Making Framework
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09661-8; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of Goals and Plans for NASA's Space and Earth Sciences
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 71 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09943-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping; also available free from the board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Review of the GAPP Science and Implementation Plan
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09678-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of NOAA's Plan for the Scientific Data Stewardship Program
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 38 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09703-7; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of Testing and Evaluation Methodology for Biological Point Detectors -- Abbreviated Summary
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 38 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09179-9; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership -- First Report
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Transportation Research Board (2005, approx. 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09730-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Sea Basing: Ensuring Joint Force Access From the Sea
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09517-4; available from NAP, $25.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Strengthening Long-Term Nuclear Security: Protecting Weapon-Usable Material in Russia
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Division on Policy and Global Affairs; in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences (2005, approx. 140 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09705-3; available from NAP, $31.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Strengthening U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Nonproliferation: Recommendations for Action
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Russian Academy of Sciences (2005, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09669-3; available from NAP, $34.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs -- A Workshop Report
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09571-9; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Systems for State Science Assessment
Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, approx. 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09662-6; available from NAP, $34.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Tank Wastes Planned for On-Site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites: The Savannah River Site -- Interim Report
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09693-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment
National Academy of Engineering (2005, 80 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09699-5; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Technology Pathways: Assessing the Integrated Plan for a Next Generation Air Transportation System
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, approx. 78 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09733-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Thirteenth Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 34 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09707-X; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Toxicogenomic Technologies and Risk Assessment of Environmental Carcinogens -- A Workshop Summary
Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 55 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09700-2; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Water Resources Planning for the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2005, approx. 42 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09945-5; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Transportation Research Board (TRB) reports --Approximately 150 titles issued annually. Free catalog available on request from TRB, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (tel. 202-334-3213), or visit TRB's bookstore on the Internet.



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