Volume 3, Number 2, Spring 2003

From the Editor


As the Journal of 21st Century Engineer enters its fourth year in publication and continues to gain more national recognition, it was proposed that the name of the Journal be changed to reflect its expanding mission. The Journal Editorial Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the name to The International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME). Upon this change, a new logo was designed and approved by the Board. Subsequently, the entire Journalís archive was modified to reflect the new logo and name. The Journal still retains its domain address http://www.21centuryengineer.com) for the time being.


There were also some changes to our editorial staff. Dr. Walter Buchanan of Northeastern University was nominated and approved to join the Editorial Board of Directors. Dr. Buchanan is very well known and will be a great asset to the Journal. Other major changes include appointment of Dr. Kristin Walker of Tennessee Technological University as our new Production Editor and Dr. Niaz Latif of Purdue University as a new member of Advisory Board.


This special issue of the Journal consists of four articles, a software review, and a book review. The Journal now has achieved its long-term goal of a balanced representation of both engineering and engineering technology. For this special issue the Editorial Board chose two papers from the recent CIEC national conference in Tucson, Arizona, which should be of interest to our broad readership. Based on our policy, these selected papers were revised and expanded from their original version published at the CIEC conference. The papers went through a rigorous Editorial Board review process.


The Journal is also planning to sponsor its first international conference in the spring of 2004. The conference title is The first International Conference on Engineering and Related Technologies. It will include broad topics in engineering, engineering technology and industrial technology. If you are interested in being involved with the Conference (http://www34.brinkster.com/nagparimi/home.htm) as a session chair, moderator, or would like to offer a workshop, please contact Dr. Sohail Anwar, the IJME Executive Editor at sxa15@psu.edu or (814)949-5181.


We hope you will enjoy our special issue under the new name and continue to support the Journal and participate in the above mentioned international conference. As always we welcome your suggestions and comments.


Mark Rajai
Northern Kentucky University


Sohail Anwar
Executive Editor
Penn State

Last Updated on 10/20/2005