The organization of the volunteers involved in the special issue, including professional affiliations, was as follows:
Marion Hagler, IEEE, Kumamoto University; on leave from Texas Tech University. As Guest Editor, he led in the formulation of specific plans for the special issue. Beginning October 1, 1995, he was on leave from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He viewed the contributions to the special issue via the WWW and accomplished most of the required communication via e-mail.
Jerry Yeargan, IEEE, University of Arkansas, as the Periodical Associate Editor was responsible for assigning reviewers for each contribution and overseeing the reviews to completion. He also served as 1996 IEEE Vice President for Educational Activities.
William M. Marcy, IEEE, Texas Tech University. The Multimedia Associate Editor was responsible for setting up and maintaining the WWW server and for preparing the CD-ROM for publication.
Kenneth R. Laker, IEEE, University of Pennsylvania. The Financial Associate Editor was responsible for soliciting needed financial support for the special issue.
As the 1995-96 President of the IEEE Education Society, the lead professional society in the publication of the special issue, Robert L. Sullivan led in developing co-sponsorship agreements with the IEEE Foundation, the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, the IEEE Educational Activities Board, the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Technical Activities Board, the International Engineering Consortium, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the IEEE Engineering Management Society. He continued support of the special issue begun by Jerry R. Yeargan, 1993-94 President of the IEEE Education Society.
As 1994-95 IEEE Vice President for Educational Activities, Kenneth R. Laker saw the need for a special publication related to the application of information technologies to engineering and science education and led in the formation of an informal group that developed specific plans for this special issue. The special issue is a means to gauge the interest in such a publication both by contributors and users. He is particularly interested in meeting the longer term need for a publication in this area either through modifying the scope of an existing journal or the establishment of a new journal.
As 1996 IEEE Vice President for Educational Activities, Jerry R. Yeargan continued support of the special issue that began during his term as 1993-94 President of the IEEE Education Society.