Atsushi Akera is Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, and currently serves as the Chair Elect of ASEE’s Liberal Education / Engineering and Society Division; an elected member of Society for the History of Technology’s Executive Council; as Associate Editor of the international journal, Engineering Studies; and a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. the United States (1945-present). Publications include Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers and Computers during the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research (MIT Press, 2006).
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