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IVolume XXXX, No.6 Nominations sought for SAA 2000 election The chair of the SAA Nominating Committee, Donald E. Daume '67, seeks suggestions for officers and decade representatives for the Association's elections to terms beginning July 1, 2000. The president, first and second vice presidents and the treasurer are elected for one-year terms. These positions require an intimate knowledge of the activities and finances of the Association and are usually filled by alumni/nae with previous service and experience. Decade representatives are elected to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee and are expected to attend monthly meetings in Hoboken. Alumni may either simply provide suggestions of members willing to serve as an officer or decade representative to the committee, or submit a petition to place the person on the ballot. Alternatives to the one-candidate slate are contained in the Association's constitution. Article VI states in part: Section 3. Additional nominations may be made by petition. The names of such nominees shall be placed on the official ballot provided that the petition for Officers be signed by at least 50 Active Members; that the petition for Decade Representatives or Graduate Representatives is signed by at least 25 Active Members; and provided that the petition is received by the Executive Secretary on or before Mar. 1. Send suggestions or nominations to Stevens Alumni Association, Nominating Committee, Castle Point, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

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Stevens BOT gains new members Four new members were added to the Stevens Board of Trustees recently: Stephen T. Boswell, M.Eng. '89, Ph.D. '91, president and CEO of Bosw~ll Engineering, South Hackensack, NJ; Angie M. Hankins, Esq. '95, a lawyer With the New York, NY, office of Kenyon & Kenyon; Joseph T. Weber '64, current president of the Stevens Alumni Association, and Michael J. Mohr '99, representing the latest graduating class. . Mr. Boswell directs all phases of business for his firm which performs deSign, construction supervision and consulting on environmental public works projects. He is an appointed municipal, planning board and zoning board .of adjus~ent engineer for over 30 northern NJ communities. A licensed profeSSIOnal eng~eer in 22 states, he was appointed by the Governor to both the NJ Council.on Environmental Quality and the regional Intergovernmental TransportatIOn Coordinating Study Commission. He was also appointed by the New Jersey State Senate President to serve on the Environmental Risk Assessment and Risk Management Study Commission. Mr. Boswell is an adjunct professor in the departments of civil engineering at Stevens and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has a number of certifications and has authored several publications including environmental impact statements and wetland reports. In 1976 he earned his bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from New York University and a master of science degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ. He is a member of the Board of Education in Wyckoff, NJ, where he resides. He received the distinction "Man of the Year" from the Wyckoff YMCA in 1992 and in 1997. He and his wife Karen have one child. Angie M. Hankins '95 covers many areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution and litigation for the law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon. She obtained her J.D. from the University ofVirginia School of Law in 1998. Prior to attending Stevens, she served in the U.S. Air Force as a telecommunications technician maintaining analog and digital

Angie M. Hankins, Esq. '95

communications links. She also interned with Bell Communications Research and worked as a consultant in the radio common carrier industry. She currently resides in Manhattan. Joseph T. Weber '64 officially joined the Board on July 1, 1999, replacing Stevens Alumni Association Past President Donald E. Daume '67. Mr. Weber is a manager of Product Engineering for Automatic Switch (Continued on page 2)

Do these alumni fit job openings in your firm? M-390 '83 B.E. Seeks position involving engrg. consult. or project mgmt. utilization. Proven project mgmt. skills, strategic planning, . problem solving and analysis skills. 17 yrs. of results-oriented expo in plant optimization and reliability. M-391 '65 B.E./E.E. Facilities mgr. wilO yrs. expo in large corp. Seeks sr. level position in facilities and admin. services. Strong bkgrd. in outsourcing, expense control/reduction and change mgmt. MBA, P.E., Certified Facilities Mgr. Prefer NJINYC area. M-392 '76 B.E. Seeks design engrg. position. 23 yrs. expo in defense, steel, aerospace and packaging fields. Involved with projects from initial concept through design and dev. stages. Performed preliminary st.ress analysis. AutoCAD 14 expo includes 3-D and solid modeling since 1992.

To learn more about an alumnus! alumna described above, write for a copy of the complete resume to: Stevens Alumni Association Castle Point on Hudson Hoboken, NJ 07030 or call (201) 216-5168

Lore-EI Center looking for program mentors Are you interested in encouraging girls and young women to pursue an engineering or science career? If so, then the Lore-El Center for Women in Engineering and Science invites you to join our Women in Engineering and Science Network. Network members participate in our on-campus and off-campus events and speak with female students about career options in the technical professions. To participate in our pre-college programs, contact Karen Schotter, director of pre-college programs, 201-216-5182, or e-mail her at To join our undergraduate and graduate programs, contacf Kathleen Bott, director, Lore-El Center for Women in Engineering and Science, 201-216-5180, or e-mail her at

Class of 2003 arrives at Stevens Incoming statistics for the Class of 2003路 are some of the most impressive in recent years. Stevens received 2,3"37 applications fgutdmission, from which they selected 1,381 students. Of these accepted students 478 made deposits to enter Stevens with 437 actually arriving on campus to start their first year. Of the 437 in the class of 2003, there are 54 transfer students, 25 international students and six international transfers.

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Corp., Florham Park, NJ, which is a division of Emerson Electric (to. He has served as first and seCond vice president of the Stevens Alumni Association and is also'll class captain, agent and telethon worker in addition to being a member of the Edwin A. Stevens Society. He received a master of science in electrical engineering degree from NJIT in 1971. He and his wife Penny reside in Glen Ridge, NJ. Michael J. Mohr '99 was chosen as the newest young alumni trustee on the board, replacing Melissa K. Lasiw '97. He is employed with Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, CT, as an associate engineer. Mr. Mohr resides in Enfield, CT.

The male to female ratio for the class s!ands at 77.6% male to 22.4% female, with 339 males to 98 females in the entering class. 133 of the 437 students were in the top 10% of their high school class and 192 were in the top 20%. The Stevens Scholar program includes 35 members of the class of 2003 and there are 40 scholar athletes.

The Stevens Alumniletter Volume XXXX, No.6 Published by the Stevens Alumni Association Castle Point, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 216-5161, for alumni and friends of Stevens Institute of Technology 漏 1999 by the Stevens Alumni Association President: Joseph T. Weber, Jr. '64 First V.P.: Alex E. Kalven '54 Second V.P.: Henry P. Troy '65 Vice President: Janina M. Rogacki '84 Treasurer: Thomas P. Bentey '63 Executive Secretary: Anita Lang Editor: Ellen Usher Durkin Assoc. Editor: Andrea J. Ritola

Do you ''winter'' elsewhere? Notify the Stevens Alumni Office of a seasonal change of address and the months it is effective so that mail reaches you. Call (201) 216-5165 or e-mail

Attention All Environmental Professionals Keep the evening of Tuesday, March 7,2000, open! You're invited to the next meeting of the reorganized Stevens Alumni Environmental Professionals (SAEP). Hosted by Professor George Korfiatis, the meeting will include a presentation and tour of the environmental facilities and exciting new projects that are part of the "Technogenesis" program at Stevens.

Call (201-216-5165) or e-mail ( for more information and to reserve a place. Our SAA Special Interest Group (SrG) provides a great opportunity to learn about new developing technologies and to network with other Stevens alumni in the field. 2

Dr. Alfred I. Woerner, Esq. '58, M.S. '61, has been included in the millennium editions of Who s Who in the World, Who s Who in American Science and Engineering and Who s Who of Medicine and Health Care. Dr. Woerner is semi-retired, living in South Pasadena, FL, conducting seminars and consulting. He earned an L.L.B. degree from LaSalle University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from NYU in 1977. He spends his spare time playing tennis, sailing, riding his motorcycle, and playing bass fiddle in a jazz group. He and his wife Margaret have three children. Friends may contact him at William C. Zegel '61, M.S. '62, Ph.D. '65, chaired a Department of Defense (DOD) workshop entitled "Research Need in Health Effects and Impacts Resulting from Pollutant Exposure" in July. The workshop is one of four developed by the Air Quality Steering Committee of the Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program (SERDP) of the DOD through a contract with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He presented another workshop, "Health Impacts of Air Emissions," to Partners in Environmental Technology, A Technical Symposium and Workshop in Arlington, VA, in early December. This workshop was also presented by the SERPD in conjunction with the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program. The workshops deal with determining the direction of air pollution research related to reducing the environmental impact of military facilities, particularly mobile sources, such as military diesels, turbine engines and ordnance systems. Dr. Zegel is vice chair of the Air Quality Steering Committee. Dr. Zegel is president of and a principal engineer at Water & Air Research, Inc., a firm of engineers, biologists, and planners, which provides environmental services to both private and public clients across the United States. Dr. Zegel resides in Gainesville, FL, with his wife Carole Eastman and two children. Thomas A. Corcoran '67 has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer ofAllegheny Teledyne Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. He had most recently served as president and chief operating officer of


E the space and strategic missiles sector at Lockheed-Martin. Prior to that appointment, he was COO of LockheedMartin's Electronics Sector which he led since the 1995 merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta. Mr. Corcoran began his career in 1967 at General Electric Company and moved to GE Aerospace in 1983, where he served in a series of key general management assignments. In 1991, Mr. Corcoran was appointed vice president and general manager of GE Aerospace Operations, responsible for all manufacturing and sourcing throughout GE Areospace's 13 business units. When GE sold most of its aerospace group to Martin Marietta in 1993, he was named president of the new company's electronics group. Mr. Corcoran, born in County Cavan, Ireland, is a graduate of the GE Manufacturing Management Program. He is a member of the board of trustees of Stevens and of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, and a member of the board of directors of L3 Communications Corp. He is a resident of Potomac, MD, with his wife Claudia. They have two children. W. Neill Myers '67 was honored by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, with an Inventor of the Year Award. The award recognizes employees with patented inventions that have realized their commercial potential or have contributed significantly to specific NASA programs. Mr. Myers is co-inventor of the Selectively Lockable Knee Brace, designed originally for knee injury and stroke patients. The brace. provides secure support to the patient when weight is applied to the leg, while allowing free motion of the knee joint when the leg is not supporting any weight. The problems associated with locking knee joints have prompted the need for an orthotic knee joint able to lock and unlock on demand. This invention, which has the ability to serve in many other patient applications, is currently undergoing clinical trials to prove its effectiveness and reliability and is being evaluated to determine if it can be economically mass-produced. 3

Mr. Myers is branch chief and a propulsion laboratory engineer at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. He and his wife Anita are residents of Huntsville. They have two children.

W Neill Myers '67

Carmine J. Capriglione '68 has received a patent for "Cereal Selector and Dispenser." The free-standing dispenser consists of a covered unit separating three different yet equally-sized compartments each with its own chute. Mr. Capriglione is currently loOking for a manufacturer, user or company who is interested in this device. The Dumfries, VA, resident received his master of science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Richard R. Roscitt '73 has joined the advisory board of NetBalance, a provider of Web-based Infrastructure Resource Management. He will provide guidance to NetBalance on strategy, marketing and operations. Mr. Roscitt is executive vice president ofAT&T and president and CEO of AT&T Solutions. With AT&T since his graduation from Stevens, he spent much of his early career in a succession of networking engineering positions of increasing responsibility and later held a series of executive sales and marketing positions. He is a founder of AT&T Solutions, a wholly owned AT&T subsidiary. Mr. Roscitt earned an MBA


• from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He currently is a member of the Stevens Board of Trustees and a resident of Florham Park, NJ. Ahmad H. Khan '85 authored "Get it right the fust time: apply design constraints early in the design process" which appeared in the May 1999 issue of Electronic Systems magazine and "Reduce Board Turns" which was in Printed Circuit Design in June 1999. Mr. Khan is employed as a chief executive officer with CADSoft Solutions, Gaithersburg, MD, and holds a patent in microelectronics. His previous employment included working for ViewLogic as an application engineer responsible for addressing customer design problems and serving as a senior sales engineer for EMA Mid-Atlantic. Mr. Khan and his wife Faiza have two children and reside in Gaithersburg, MD. Tonya S. Richardson '86 received Long Island University's Teacher of the Year Award for 1999. She is a 12th grade mathematics teacher and guidance counselor at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, NY. She had previously taught for three years in the STEP Upward Bound Program and also in BRIDGE at Stevens. She had also worked as an engineer at NYNEX. Teaching has been the fulfillment of a life-long dream for Ms. Richardson. In addition, she teaches Sunday School and serves on the Board of Trustees and scholarship committee of Cornerstone Baptist Church in the BedfordStuyvesant section of Brooklyn where she lives. Ms. Richardson earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1999. She is a member of the National Council for Teachers in Mathematics and the Mathematics Association of America. Lawrence F. Sciancalepore '91 earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1999. He is currently employed with Omega Engineering in Stamford, CT, and resides in Milford, CT, with his wife Grace and their two children, Joseph and Adriana.

• John B. Pormann '92 just completed his graduate work at Duke University, where he received his master of science degree in 1996 followed by a Ph.D. in Jan. 1999. Both degrees were in the area of computer science. His thesis covered the area of high performance and parallel computing, with his specific project coming from the biomedical engineering field involving computer simulations of the flow of electrical current in the heart. Dr. Pormann now is employed in the Programming Environment and Training group of Logicon, a NorthropGrumman company. Logicon is the primary contractor for the Department of Defense's major shared Resource Center-a super computing center affiliated with the US Navy's oceanographic office. He currently resides in Mandeville, LA. Walter F. Schlauch, M.M.S. '67, has been appointed president of National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Bridgewater, NJ. He continues as chief operating officer. Mr. Schlauch joined National Starch 35'years ago as a chemist in resin research. He was named divisional vice president in 1980 and in 1986 was elected a corporate vice president. From there he became group vice president, Adhesives and Resins, and was elected to the board of directors. In 1995, he became group vice president,. Specialty Chemicals and Electronic Materials, and in 1997, he was appointed executive vice president of that same division. Mr. Schlauch received a B.S. degree in 1963 from City College of New York and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA. He lives with his wife Geraldine in Lebanon, NJ. Maria T. Force, M.S. '82, became the first female mayor of the town of Verona, NJ, in June 1999. Receiving the most votes in the 1997 election earned her the deputy mayor position for two years followed by a succession to the office of mayor. She will serve a twoyear term.


Mrs. Force is currently a human resources manager with the Warnock Automotive Group, Inc., in East Hanover, NJ. She has previously worked as a mediator and arbitrator in private practice, helping resolve marital and business disputes: She is also president of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Born in France to Hungarian immigrants, she moved to the U.S. with her family. Mrs. Force earned a bachelor of arts degree from Drew University in 1980 and has mediation training from Seton Hall Law School. She moved to Verona in 1986 with her husband Kevin. They have two children, Rebecca and Kimberly. Avraham N. Kluger, Ph.D. '89, coauthored research notes for "The antecedents and consequences of union commitment: a meta-analysis" published in the Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 42, No.3. Dr. Kluger is a senior lecturer in the School of Business Administration of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Steven Abbattista, M. Eng. '95, has been promoted to the position of associate engineer of O'Dea & Associates, an engineering firm with offices in Hawthorne, NY, and Dallas, TX. He joined the company in 1992 and opened the fum's Dallas office in 1995. Mr. Abbattista obtained his bachelor of science d~gree from Columbia University in 1992. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, The Real Estate Council and the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and an associate member of the American Institute ofArchitects. He and his wife Maria reside in Irving, TX. Stefan P. Merino, M.T.M. '98, a special agent in the Diplomatic Security Corps of the US Department of State, received the Director Award for finishing fust in his class of Special Agents. He received the highest combined score in tluee areas: academic achievement, physical fitness and marksmanship. Mr. Merino also finished second overall in physical fitness. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and is the son of Stevens Professor Donald N. Merino '60, M.S. '63, Ph.D. '75, and his wife Rosemarie. Mr. Merino is a resident of Tenafly, NJ.

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The telephone verification phase of our alumni directory has been completed and now final proofreading begins.


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12 Wednesday, 1 p.m., Stevens Club of North Carolina (Raleigh! Durham) luncheon 27 Thursday, noon, Stevens Metropolitan Club luncheon

February 3 Thursday, 11 :30 a.m., Stevens Club of West Coast Florida luncheon, Bradenton 7 Monday, 5:45 p.m., SAA Executive Committee Meeting, Faculty Club, Howe Center (date changed from Feb. 14) 8 Tuesday, noon, Class of '42 Mini-Reunion in Naples, Florida 9 Wednesday, 1 p.m., Stevens Club of North Carolina (Raleigh! Durham) luncheon 10 Wednesday, 4 p.m., Celebration of Life, in honor of Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. '36, Canavan Arena, Schaefer Center

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