Professor David J. Goodman Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

WASHINGTON - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 76 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,216 and the number of foreign associates to 186.

David J. Goodman, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected for his contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications and digital signal processing.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

George Bugliarello, president emeritus of Polytechnic, is the current foreign secretary of the National Academy of Engineering and William L. Friend '56, a Polytechnic trustee, is the Academy's Treasurer.