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Secretary E. Dean Carlson elected to National Academy of Engineering

March 1, 2001 (Release 01-027)
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Secretary E. Dean Carlson elected to National Academy of Engineering

What do Kansas Secretary of Transportation E. Dean Carlson and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have in common? They are both members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

Secretary Carlson is one of 74 engineers elected to the Academy as its Class of 2001. Election to the Academy is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. The Academy's announcement of the new members cites Secretary Carlson's "outstanding leadership and dedication in developing national highway policy, systems management initiatives, and research programs."

"I am honored by the election to the Academy but feel I owe much of the honor to my current colleagues at KDOT and former colleagues at the Federal Highway Administration," said Secretary Carlson. "Without their hard work and dedication, none of the programs and initiatives for which I'm being recognized could have been successful."

Secretary Carlson becomes the sixth person presently from Kansas to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), according to the Academy's directory of members. More information about the NAE can be found at or by contacting its Office of News and Public Information at 202-334-2138.

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