SRA President Elected to Academy
Source: The Society for Risk
Analysis' RISK newsletter,
Second Quarter 1995
SRA President M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell was among 77
engineers who were recently elected to membership in the National
Academy of Engineering. The academy's president Robert M. White
announced the election of the new members and eight foreign
associates on February 9, which brings the total U.S. membership
to 1,790 and the number of foreign associates to 151.
The academy elected Paté-Cornell "for contributions to
the field of engineering risk management, enabling effective
inclusion of technical, economic, and organizational factors in
safety policies and regulations." She is a professor in the
department of industrial engineering and engineering management
at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Academy membership is one of the highest professional
distinctions accorded to an engineer and honors those who have
made "important contributions to engineering theory and
practice, including significant contributions to the literature
of engineering theory and practice," and those who have
demonstrated "unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of
new and developing fields of technology."