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Taft H. Broome Jr., Sc.D.

Taft H. Broome Jr., holds the rank of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recipient of the 2011 Olmsted Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Fellow of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Alumni Association, 2005-06 Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at the Massa-chusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and 2006 recipient of the Profile In Courage Award from the Howard University Faculty Senate. He holds the Sc.D. degree (1972) and the M.S. degree (1968) in civil engineering from the George Washington University, the M.S. degree in engineering ethics from RPI (1985), and the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University (1966).

His scholarly works fall into three categories. Engineering: continuous and combined dynamical systems. AIAA Journal, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Journal of Sound and Vibration, et al.; a chapter in 1 book (published by ASCE). Philosophy: ethics & philosophy of engineering. Metaphilosophy, Professional Issues in Engineering, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Encyclopedia of Ethics, et al.; chapters in 3 books; a syndicated piece on engineering ethics (Washington Post); Editorial Board: Science, Technology & Human Values (1992-94). Social Science: character development, Sci¬ence Communication; race & techno-citizenship, chapter in 1 book. He was responsible for more than $2M in funded re¬search.

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Dr. Taft Broome