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Fall Bridge: A Panoply of Perspectives
September 22, 2014 Volume 44 Issue 3
Articles In This Issue
  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    This issue of The Bridge is a composite, with articles on a broad spectrum of issues that I expect readers will find of interest.

    • Marie Thursby writes on the importance of engineering education in terms of industrial innovation and describes some subtleties in the supply and demand ...
  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorMarie C. Thursby

    Technological innovation has long been the key to US growth and prosperity, and engineering has been an important driver of this innovation. Indeed, the development and institutionalization of the engineering disciplines in US universities provided much of the talent behind US domination of ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorAnu Ramaswami, Armistead Russell, Marian Chertow, Rachelle Hollander, Sachchida Tripathi, Shi Lei, Shenghui Cui, and Ajay Singh

    This paper presents the development, delivery, and assessment of an interdisciplinary education program on Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities offered to cohorts of graduate students from the United States, India, and China. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of university ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorYossi Sheffi and Barry C. Lynn

    Several significant natural and manmade disasters caused major supply chain disruptions during the past decade. But, although many observers lamented parts shortages and production delays, we argue that the global economy has not yet experienced a systemic supply chain disruption. However, the ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorYannis A. Phillis, Asad M. Madni, Evangelos Grigoroudis, Fotis Kanellos, Vassilis S. Kouikoglou, and Spiros Papaefthimiou

    Present climate change is a manmade problem of global scale and consequences. Climate knows no borders and distinguishes no countries: all nations are susceptible to the impacts of climate change.


    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas (GHG) in the atmosphere responsible for ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorSunita Satyapal

    Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are part of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) balanced portfolio of research and development activities. Significant progress has enabled market entry, with an estimated 35,000 fuel cells shipped worldwide just last year. Fuel cells are now being used for ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorSalomon Levy

    The disposal of all US spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is the responsibility of the federal government. That decision was made in the 1950s by the Atomic Energy Commission and it still applies.

    In 1976, however, US presidential candidates agreed that separation of plutonium (Pu) from SNF should be ...

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
    AuthorB. John Garrick and Carlos A.W. Di Bella

    "High activity waste” consists of spent nuclear fuel (SNF)—fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation—and high-level radioactive waste (HLW), the highly radioactive material resulting from the reprocessing of SNF. The primary inventory of SNF in ...