Jaan Kiusalaas, Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Kiusalaas received his Honors BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph D. in Engineering Mechanics, both from Northwestern University. He has been a Professor at The Pennsylvania State University since 1963. He is also a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre. Professor Kiusalaas' teaching experience includes such topics as Numerical Methods (including finite element and boundary element methods), and Engineering Mechanics ranging from introductory courses (statics & dynamics) to graduate level courses.