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Embedded journalist to discuss re-engineering Iraq at Stevens

Glenn Zorpette was embedded with engineers rebuilding Iraq's power grid

Stevens Institute of Technology

The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology will present a talk and slide show, "Re-engineering Iraq," by Glenn Zorpette, executive editor of IEEE Spectrum magazine, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., in the Bissinger Room, fourth floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center. This event is part of an ongoing series sponsored by Stevens' Center for Science Writings in collaboration with the Frederick and Julia Bissinger Fund for the Humanities. Refreshments will be served.

Award-winning journalist Zorpette will describe his recent experiences embedded with an engineering team attempting to rebuild Iraq's power grid in the midst of a violent insurgency. In an article in the February 2006 issue of IEEE Spectrum, the journal of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Zorpette calls the effort one of the largest, most dangerous and most important engineering projects in history.

A former editor at Scientific American and Red Herring, Zorpette has written about technology and national security issues for more than two decades. He won the prestigious National Magazine Award in 1993 for his reporting on Iraq's nuclear program.

For more information or directions to Stevens, please contact Stephanie Mannino (201-216-5602;, John Horgan (201-216-5057;, or visit the Center for Science Writings' website at


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