Profound social and economic changes have taken place since the first group of NACME Scholars began their careers in the late 1970s. Diversity in the work force is today a strategic national advantage. The papers in this issue, taken from recently published journals, reflect the many contributions by NACME Scholars to one important sector—research—over a wide range of fields.
Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.