Volume 4, Number 1, Fall 2003

When the International Journal of Modern Engineering formerly known as 21st Century Engineer was launched in the Spring of 2000, one of our goals was to create a true balance between engineering and engineering technology in our publication. This goal has been accomplished with the publication of the current issue of International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME).

The Journal's national recognition continues to grow due to the increasing number of high quality manuscripts we receive for each issue. The manuscript acceptance rate for current issue was approximately 25%.

With great pleasure we announce that Dr. Kristin D. Walker has joined the editorial staff of IJME as the Production Editor. Dr. Walker is currently serving as an associate professor of English at Tennessee Technological University. Also, we are pleased to have Ms. Rahaf Obeid as the new web master and the Assistant Production Editor of IJME. In addition, we are pleased to have several new members of the International Review Board for IJME. 

The current issue features five articles which went through a rigorous and comprehensive peer-review process. This issue also features a software review and a book review. We hope you will continue to support and promote the journal among your students and peers. As always, we look forward to your suggestions.

Mark Rajai
Northern Kentucky University

Sohail Anwar
Executive Editor
Penn State University

Revised On 8/22/2005