Monday, October 24, 2016

Final Lunch With DEV at MEMEX at Montana's - THANKS DEV!

I created a tradition at MEMEX when a software intern's last day was coming up, we took them to Montana's Restaurant and I MADE them wear the Montana horns.  I once told an intern that I would withhold their pay if they did NOT wear the horns - he put on the horns :-)

I knew that when I took my very talent Software and Hardware Development Group out to lunch, there was only one choice and I knew (heard from my son Tim who wore them as well :-)  that I would HAVE to wear the horns, which I enjoyed :-)

From left to right:  Mike, Terry, Gowtham. Jeremy, Ryan, me in horns, Tim, Brian, Doug and Anusha.  Not pictured is Ken who works remotely.

It is worth repeating parts of my press release because it is the TALENTED individuals above that made ALL of it a reality!

In his statement, Dave Edstrom said, "I came to MEMEX almost three years ago, as the CTO to run the Software and Hardware Development division, be an evangelist, and help MEMEX grow. I am extremely proud of what has been accomplished in that time period. At IMTS 2016 we introduced new industry leading products MERLIN Tempus, MERLIN Tempus Enterprise Edition, the MTC-One, Financial Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and MERLIN DNC. I believe these products will pay dividends for many, many years to come. With this strong array of new products, MEMEX will continue to extend its lead as the market innovator and the market leader in measuring manufacturing excellence. I want to be clear, while I am resigning from MEMEX as the CTO, I am not going to another company, and certainly not a competitor. I am quite lucky in that I can take an extended time off to travel, to see friends, relatives, and just kick back. I was very fortunate to have worked with the best development team in the industry at MEMEX and could not be more proud of their smart, creative, and hard work. I wish everyone at MEMEX the absolute best!"

Thanks DEV!

What Motivates Us To Work? TED Talk by Dan Ariely

A very talented software developer sent this to me.

I really enjoyed this very popular TED talk "What Motivates Us To Work?"

Below is the description from the TED talk:

"What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work."

I especially enjoyed the experiments,  the "Ikea Effect" and the Adam Smith vs. Karl Marx discussion.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Perfect Corvette Weekend in Ocean City MD

Julie, Michael, Tim and I spent a long weekend a week ago in Ocean City, Maryland and it was the absolute perfect weekend.  We had perfect weather - 70s and not a cloud in the sky - with warm water temperatures where you could easily swim if you wanted to.

The best restaurant for crabcakes is the The Crabcake Factory - where we had a great lunch.

     We stayed at the 12th floor at the Sea Watch condo where our 3 bedroom condo had great views of the moonrise at dawn above and the bay sunset below overlooking Gold Coast Mall.

Above is a 360 degree view of Corvettes at the Beach in OC, MD.

Above is Tim surf fishing.

I went on a metric century (100km or 63 miles) since I did not ride in the Seagull Century because it was raining and with my titanium hip, I don't take chances on falling on my bike.

Below is a 360 degree view of Herring Point, Delaware:

Below was our Monday lunch at Dayton's Famous Fried Chicken, Thrasher's Fries, Dough Roller Pizza and Dumser's Dairyland for ice cream afterwards.  You can see the boardwalk is almost empty and the weather was absolutely perfect!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

MEMEX's New League of IIoT Solutions

Thank You for visiting the MEMEX booth at IMTS 2016

We appreciate the opportunity to share with the new league of IIoT solutions we unveiled at IMTS 2016. Developed using state-of-the-art technologies these solutions aim at increasing your productivity, throughput and profits.  

MEMEX offers you a quick recap and all the promised literature


MERLIN Tempus offers a new generation of tools and a dynamic configurable dashboard that provides a complete view of your shop floor. Developed using state-of-the-art technologies, MERLIN Tempus delivers green-light metrics and analytical capabilities that effectively reduce downtime while increasing throughput and profits.

Adding to the powerful tools of MERLIN Tempus, the Enterprise Edition brings to you the complete OEE and other metrics along with a dynamic visual job scheduler capable of running multiple operation step jobs. With it’s modular architecture, seamlessly incorporate the future Smart Manufacturing technologies into the platform.
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MERLIN DNC is a new plug-in for MERLIN, the IIoT communication platform, that connects your CNC machine tools for efficient transfer of CNC programs and other data. With MERLIN DNC load, run (drip-feed) and save CNC programs with up to 1,000 machines simultaneously. It works with machines equipped with Ethernet, RS-232C and tape reader communication interfaces.
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Financial Overall Equipment Effectiveness (FOEE ) enables an organization to link its shop floor performance to actual profit dollars. Furthering Data-Driven Manufacturing initiatives and building on the foundation of OEE, FOEE compares and displays the financial percentage of profit value of products manufactured in a product run relative to potential world class product run performance.
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MEMEX's MTC-One is a new breed of IIoT hardware allowing manufacturers to equip their machine tools, assembly, production or processing lines with the true power of edge computing, utilizing MTConnect. Take control of your shop floor and optimize your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by monitoring up to 110 optional sensor devices with a single MTC-One. Furthermore, leverage MTC-One's dual Ethernet ports or optional wireless capability to dramatically reduce production interruptions and minimize costs associated with ethernet cable installation.
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MERLIN Continuous Improvement Roadmap

The MERLIN Continuous Improvement (CI) program, coupled with the MERLIN software platform, is a comprehensive CI implementation roadmap that enables organizations to successfully embrace and adopt CI culture. Complete with integrated templates, reports, and problem solving tools, the MERLIN CI Roadmap drives productivity and process improvement, thereby assisting manufacturers in achieving world class Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as expediently as possible.
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Contact Gord at MEMEX to further explore how the MERLIN platform can help you achieve the true potential of Data-Driven Manufacturing along with IIoT centeric business outcome.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dave Edstrom Resigns as the CTO of MEMEX to Pursue Personal Interests

October 12, 2016 07:00 ET

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COO of U.S.A. Operations to Serve as Interim CTO

BURLINGTON, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2016) - Memex Inc. ("MEMEX" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: OEE) announces that Dave Edstrom has resigned as the CTO of MEMEX effective Monday, October 10th 2016. Dave Edstrom started with MEMEX in January 2014 and will continue in a transition role over the next 30 days. Rick Mosca, the current COO of MEMEX U.S.A. operations, has stepped in to serve as interim CTO of MEMEX.

Rick Mosca has over 30 years of software engineering experience. He started as a developer and has successfully held several technical leadership positions. Additionally, he has run software engineering divisions at Fortune 500 companies and held the position of a principal at a custom software engineering consulting firm.

Over Mr. Edstrom's tenure as MEMEX's CTO, he has played a fundamental role in MEMEX's technology development initiative. His legacy at MEMEX includes: MERLIN Tempus; MERLIN Tempus Enterprise Edition, the next generation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) communication platform; MERLIN OPTIME, a free gateway to Real-Time manufacturing analytics; along with MERLIN MTC-One, a new breed of IIoT hardware.

In his statement, Dave Edstrom said, "I came to MEMEX almost three years ago, as the CTO to run the Software and Hardware Development division, be an evangelist, and help MEMEX grow. I am extremely proud of what has been accomplished in that time period. At IMTS 2016 we introduced new industry leading products MERLIN Tempus, MERLIN Tempus Enterprise Edition, the MTC-One, Financial Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and MERLIN DNC. I believe these products will pay dividends for many, many years to come. With this strong array of new products, MEMEX will continue to extend its lead as the market innovator and the market leader in measuring manufacturing excellence. I want to be clear, while I am resigning from MEMEX as the CTO, I am not going to another company, and certainly not a competitor. I am quite lucky in that I can take an extended time off to travel, to see friends, relatives, and just kick back. I was very fortunate to have worked with the best development team in the industry at MEMEX and could not be more proud of their smart, creative, and hard work. I wish everyone at MEMEX the absolute best!"

"Dave Edstrom came here from the MTConnect Institute as President and Chairman of the Board, and author of 'MTConnect: To Measure Is To Know' as MEMEX's first CTO," said CEO and President David McPhail. "Dave Edstrom made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to 'put a dent in the manufacturing universe.' Under his leadership, I believe we have done that with all of our new products. Dave was a prolific writer, speaker, and thought leader for MEMEX. Dave was selected as one of 30 visionaries around the globe by Smart Manufacturing Magazine, and he certainly has been a visionary for us. We wish him the best as he takes an extended break from the work life."

About MEMEX:
MEMEX, the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of "Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future" and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, MEMEX is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. MEMEX envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate networks, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers MEMEX's customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement. For further information, visit

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The IIoT or Industry 4.0: Who will win? - Dave Edstrom & David McPhail's article at Manufacturing Automation

I am often ask do discuss, write or present on the topic of IIoT or Industry 4.0: Who will win?  Myself and David McPhail wrote an article on this hot topic for Manufacturing Automation.

Below are some of the highlights from our article.

"At Memex, we are frequently asked questions about both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. The questions usually start off, “What do you see happening in [IIoT/Industry 4.0]?” The conversation will quickly zero in on their real concern, which is to find an answer to the question: “What and when should I be doing something with [IIoT/Industry 4.0]?”

Conceptually, are either IIoT or Industry 4.0 really new in manufacturing? The answer to that question is an emphatic “no.” One only needs to go back 36 years to the Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP) effort led by GM to see just one standardization attempt applied to manufacturing. For either to be successful, they must provide a net bottom line benefit for the dollars invested by delivering tangible and measurable business outcome(s).

At Memex, we would argue what is changing even faster is that manufacturing is catching up, and even surpassing, other industries in truly understanding what is happening on the plant floor. Only two to four per cent of all shops or plants are monitored, a fact Dave Edstrom, Memex CTO, picked up when surveying the industry during his time as president and chairman of the board of the MTConnect Institute. When asked, most plant or shop managers will state their plant utilization is in the 65 to 75 per cent range. When hardware/software is deployed that can properly quantify this number, it is shown time and again to be actually 25 to 32 per cent. A significant inflection point for both IIoT and Industry 4.0 is MTConnect. A fact that cannot be overstated is that the open and royalty-free manufacturing interconnectivity standard MTConnect has been a huge enabler for manufacturing and provides the viable highway for information sharing from the shop floor to the top floor."

Below is where we discuss the critical importance of the platform.

"Now that we have provided the definitions directly from the sources and the relevant context, let’s look at how we would respond to the next question, “What does Memex see happening in [IIoT/Industry 4.0]?” For many, IIoT means that after a plant has attached all of their manufacturing equipment, they come to the conclusion that data analysis begets more data analysis and they want to start adding sensors — everywhere. These sensors include coolant, vibration, temperature, humidity, motion, current and amperage, to name just a few. These sensors come into play after shops have electronically connected to their major assets, such as machine tools and operators. This attention on connecting everything in manufacturing underscores the importance of interoperability, the first design principle of Industry 4.0.

What both of these efforts are trying to establish is to be the platform for manufacturing. What is a platform? Microsoft Windows, Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Apple’s OS X are all examples of platforms. A platform is not just the operating system, but it is also the rules of the road in terms of interoperability between systems, security, licensing, interfaces, reference implementations, working groups and countless other critical aspects of a platform. Building a platform that becomes an industry standard is extremely difficult and expensive."

 A question that we ask in the article.  Note that I always wanted to get my favorite Woody Allen quote in my writing and I do here :-)

"What should a shop owner or plant manager being doing today with either IIoT or Industry 4.0?

The tremendous interest in both Industry 4.0 and IIoT are proving the point that many of us in manufacturing have known for years manufacturing is ripe for analytics. Both Industry 4.0 and IIoT fall into the data-driven manufacturing camp. Woody Allen once said, “If you live in a country run by a committee, make sure you are on the committee.” Your level of involvement today with these efforts should directly reflect the possible outcomes and the tangible net business benefits to your business. If you are running a large plant with many software developers, you might want to invest some of a software developer’s time into either investigating these efforts or possibly joining Industry 4.0."

We finish up with the critically important question:

"What steps should a plant manager take with either IIoT or Industry 4.0?

• Realize these efforts are a means to an end, not an end in itself.
• The bottom line with any effort in manufacturing should answer the fundamental question, “How does this help me improve my efficiency so I can make more parts and more profits with less resources in less time?”
• Far and away, the best investment of time is to truly understand what is happening on your plant floor. The way to accomplish this is with a shop floor monitoring system. The ROI of shop floor monitoring is measured in weeks and months, delivering an average of 300 per cent Internal Return Rate of capital — the percentage is based on the information we track from our customers.
• When it comes time to connect your assets on your shop floor, use MTConnect as the interconnectivity standard.
• If you are one of the less than five per cent who have completely connected your plant floor and can see exactly what is happening on any given manufacturing asset at anytime and from anywhere, then you should start looking into where it makes sense to work with Industry 4.0.

In our opinion, IIoT for manufacturing is really about adding sensors to manufacturing and the basic challenge is interoperability; interoperability is always the challenge in computers.

Will IIoT or Industry 4.0 be the MAP of the 21st century and end up in the graveyard of industrial standards initiatives that promised much but didn’t deliver, or will both truly be worthy of the term “revolution?” Only time will tell, but our bet is it doesn’t matter what you call it, if you are not connecting your plant’s assets to be monitored, then it is not if you will go out of business, but when. "

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nice Article on MTC-One at Modern Machine Shop

There is a nice Article on MTC-One at Modern Machine Shop.

- Assistant Editor, Modern Machine Shop wrote the article titled:

Memex introduces the MTC-One, an MTConnect connectivity board for legacy machine tools and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices.

Mr. Cole starts off:

"Memex introduces the MTC-One, an MTConnect connectivity board for legacy machine tools and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices. The MTC-One is Memex’s third generation of MTConnect connectivity boards and is designed to leave no machine behind when it comes to legacy connectivity on the plant floor. The board’s powerful ARM SOM microprocessor is capable of running Linux, MTConnect adapters, agents and other IIoT software such as Complex Event Processing (CEP) as well as other applications that might be needed to connect to and process data from devices."

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Great Robert De Niro on Donald Trump

Robert De Niro said it better than anyone else on planet earth regarding Donald Trump....

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Amazing Grace" -- Grace Hopper, THE Queen of Code

I really enjoyed this short documentary film on "Amazing Grace" at mental_floss by Chris Huggins.

As the site states:

"Grace Hopper was a computing pioneer. She coined the term "computer bug" after finding a moth stuck inside Harvard's Mark II computer in 1947 (which in turn led to the term "debug," meaning solving problems in computer code). She did the foundational work that led to the COBOL programming language, used in mission-critical computing systems for decades (including today). She worked in World War II using very early computers to help end the war. When she retired from the U.S. Navy at age 79, she was the oldest active-duty commissioned officer in the service. Hopper is a hero of computing, and a brilliant role model, but not many people even know her story.
In this short documentary from FiveThirtyEight (yes, the political stats people), we learn about Grace Hopper from several biographers, archival photographs, and footage of her speaking in her later years. If you've never heard of Grace Hopper, or you're even vaguely interested in the history of computing or women in computing, this is a must-watch:"

Friday, September 30, 2016

Machine Shop in San Quentin Prison - Titan Gilroy

This is an interesting article and video on a guy named Titan Gilroy, who I met at a Manufacturing For Growth Conference this past winter.  

As the article by Peter Zelinski at Modern Machine Shop states:

"The TV program “Titans of CNC”—formerly “Titan: American Built”—posted the promo above of its upcoming third season. Titan Gilroy, the show’s star and creator, has obtained permission to establish a modern CNC machining program within San Quentin State Prison and film there. This video shows the new San Quentin machine shop taking shape, as Mr. Gilroy (himself a former prison inmate) works alongside inmates to renovate and equip the space, and prepare the new CNC shop for the instruction of students."

Here is the video on Youtube if you just want to check that out:


Thursday, September 22, 2016

375 Scientists at For Climate Sanity

I don't think this can be posted in enough places.  Here is the full text that is at

"Human-caused climate change is not a belief, a hoax, or a conspiracy. It is a physical reality. Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution. But the burning of oil, coal, and gas also caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. This increase in greenhouse gases is changing Earth’s climate.

Our fingerprints on the climate system are visible everywhere. They are seen in warming of the oceans, the land surface, and the lower atmosphere. They are identifiable in sea level rise, altered rainfall patterns, retreat of Arctic sea ice, ocean acidification, and many other aspects of the climate system. Human-caused climate change is not something far removed from our day-to-day experience, affecting only the remote Arctic. It is present here and now, in our own country, in our own states, and in our own communities.

During the Presidential primary campaign, claims were made that the Earth is not warming, or that warming is due to purely natural causes outside of human control. Such claims are inconsistent with reality.

Others argued that no action is warranted until we have absolute certainty about human impacts on climate. Absolute certainty is unattainable. We are certain beyond a reasonable doubt, however, that the problem of human-caused climate change is real, serious, and immediate, and that this problem poses significant risks: to our ability to thrive and build a better future, to national security, to human health and food production, and to the interconnected web of living systems.
The basic science of how greenhouse gases trap heat is clear, and has been for over a century. Ultimately, the strength of that basic science brought the governments of the world to Paris in December 2015. They went to Paris despite pronounced differences in systems of government, in national self-interest, in culpability for past emissions of greenhouse gases, and in vulnerability to future climate change. The leaders of over 190 countries recognized that the problem of human-caused climate change is a danger to present and future citizens of our planet. They made national commitments to address this problem. It was a small but historic and vital first step towards more enlightened stewardship of Earth’s climate system.

From studies of changes in temperature and sea level over the last million years, we know that the climate system has tipping points. Our proximity to these tipping points is uncertain. We know, however, that rapid warming of the planet increases the risk of crossing climatic points of no return, possibly setting in motion large-scale ocean circulation changes, the loss of major ice sheets, and species extinctions. The climatic consequences of exceeding such thresholds are not confined to the next one or two electoral cycles. They have lifetimes of many thousands of years.

The political system also has tipping points. Thus it is of great concern that the Republican nominee for President has advocated U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord. A “Parexit” would send a clear signal to the rest of the world: "The United States does not care about the global problem of human-caused climate change. You are on your own." Such a decision would make it far more difficult to develop effective global strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change. The consequences of opting out of the global community would be severe and long-lasting – for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States.

The United States can and must be a major player in developing innovative solutions to the problem of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. Nations that find innovative ways of decarbonizing energy systems and sequestering CO2 will be the economic leaders of the 21st century. Walking away from Paris makes it less likely that the U.S. will have a global leadership role, politically, economically, or morally. We cannot afford to cross that tipping point.

The following signers of this letter do so as individual NAS members and not on behalf of the NAS itself or their Institutions.


Benjamin D. Santer, Member, National Academy of Sciences^
Kerry A. Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology^
George B. Field, Harvard University^
Ray Weymann, Carnegie Institution for Science Emeritus^
Peter C. Agre, Johns Hopkina Malaria Research Institute
Bruce Alberts, University of California San Francisco
Thomas D. Albright, The Salk institute for Biological Studies
Richard M. Amasino, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jim Anderson, Harvard University
Phillip W. Anderson, Princeton University
Roger Angel, University of Arizona
Luc E. Anselin, University of Chicago
Fred Anson, California Institute of Technology
David Arnett, Univerity of Arizona
Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, University of Chile
Greg Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science
Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
Tanya M. Atwater, University of California Santa Barbara
Francisco J. Ayala, University of California Irvine
George Backus, University of California San Diego
Neta Bahcall, Princeton University
Steven Balbus, University of Oxford
David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology
Allen Bard, University of Texas
Sir David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge
Adriaan Bax, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Barry J. Beaty, Colorado State University
Michael Bender, Princeton University
Charles L. Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
Michael V.L. Bennett, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, University of Georgia
John Bercaw, California Institute of Technology
May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Howard Berg, Harvard University
Robert Bergman, University of California Berkeley
Jacques E. Blamont, Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales
Roger Blandford, Stanford University
Michael R Botchan, University of California Berkeley
Ed A. Boyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniel Branton, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Winslow Briggs, Carnegie Institution for Science
Steven P. Briggs, University of California San Diego
Wallace Broecker, Columbia University
Axel T. Brunger, Stanford University
Douglas W. Burbank, University of California Santa Barbara
E. Margaret Burbidge, University of California San Diego Emerita
John Cairns, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mark A. Cane, Columbia University
Claude Canizares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marian Carlson, Columbia University
John Carlson, Yale University
Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emily A. Carter, Princeton University
Katherine Cashman, University of Bristol
Juan Carlos Castilla, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Anny Cazenave, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
Thure E. Cerling, University of Utah
Sylvia T. Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martin Chalfie, Columbia University
F. Stuart Chapin, University of Alaska
Roger Chevalier, University of Virginia
Steven Chu, Stanford University
Ralph Cicerone, Professor Emeritus, University of California
David E. Clapham, Harvard Medical School
George Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael T. Clegg, University of California Irvine
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel
Jonathan J. Cole, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland
Karen S. Cook, Stanford University
Richard M. Cowling, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
James Cronin, University of Chicago
Paul J. Crutzen, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Roy Curtiss III, University of Florida
Gretchen Daily, Stanford University
G. Brent Dalrymple, Oregon State University
Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
Earl W. Davie, University of Washington
Russ E. Davis, University of California San Diego
Marc Davis, University of California Berkeley
Ruth DeFries, Columbia University
Edward F. DeLong, University of Hawaii Manoa
David L. Denlinger, Ohio State University
George Denton, University of Maine
Donald DePaolo, Univerity of California Berkeley
Bob Dickinson, University of Texas
Rodolfo Dirzo, Stanford University
Michael J. Donoghue, Yale University
Russell F. Doolittle, University of California San Diego
Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
John E. Dowling, Harvard University
Bruce Draine, Princeton University
Alan Dressler, Carnegie Institution for Science
Thomas Dunne, University of California Santa Barbara
Joseph R. Ecker, Member, National Academy of Sciences
R. Lawrence Edwards, University of Minnesota
Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University
John M. Eiler, California Institute of Technology
David Eisenberg, University of California Los Angeles
Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester
W. Gary Ernst, Stanford University
Mark Estelle, University of California San Diego
James A. Estes, University of California Santa Cruz
Paul Falkowski, Rutgers University
Nina V. Fedoroff, Pennsylvania State University Emerita
Juli Feigon, University of California Los Angeles
Joseph Felsenstein, University of Washington
Alex Filippenko, University of California Berkeley
Gerald D. Fischbach, Simons Foundation, Chief Scientist
Edmond H. Fischer, University of Washington
Donald Forsyth, Brown University
Stewart Fotheringham, Arizona State University
Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Katherine H. Freeman, Pennsylvania State University
Perry Allen Frey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Margaret T. Fuller, Stanford University
Douglas J. Futuyma, Stony Brook University
Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute for Biological Research
Chris Garrett, University of Victoria
Neil Gehrels, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
Howard Georgi, Harvard University
Charles Gilbert, The Rockefeller University
Sheldon Glashow, Boston University
Roy Glauber, Harvard University
Alexander N. Glazer, University of California Berkeley
Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute
Stephen P. Goff, Columbia University
Robert B. Goldberg, University of California Los Angeles
Peter Goldreich, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Michael Goodchild, University of California Santa Barbara
Richard Goody, Harvard University
Fred Gould, North Carolina State University
Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology
Paul Greengard, Rockefeller University
Diane E. Griffin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
David Gross, University of California Santa Barbara
Charles G. Gross, Princeton University
Carol A. Gross, University of California San Francisco
Timothy Grove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
Jim Gunn, Princeton University
Sarah Hake, Agricultural Research Service
Alexander Halliday, University of Oxford
Jim Hansen, Columbia University
Susan Hanson, Clark University
Stanley Hart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Daniel L. Hartl, Harvard University
Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington
Robert Haselkorn, The University of Chicago
Alan Hastings, University of California Davis
Robert M. Hauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephen Hawking, Cambridge University
Wick C. Haxton, Univerity of California Berkeley
John Hayes, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Martha P. Haynes, Cornell University
Timothy Heckman, Johns Hopkins University
Carl Heiles, University of California Berkeley
Lars Hernquist, Harvard University
Dudley Herschbach, Harvard University
John G. Hildebrand, University of Arizona
David M. Hillis, University of Texas
Sarah Hobbie, University of Minnesota
Bert Hoelldobler, Arizona State University
Paul F. Hoffman, University of Victoria
Albrecht W. Hofmann, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Sir Brian Hoskins, Imperial College London & University of Reading
Andre T. Jagendorf, Cornell University
Daniel H. Janzen, University of Pennsylvania
J.R. Jokipii, University of Arizona
Tom Jordan, University of Southern California
Jean Jouzel, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climate et de l'Environnement
William A. Jury, University of California Riverside
H. Ronald Kaback, University of California Los Angeles
Thomas Kailath, Stanford University
Peter M. Kareiva, University of California Los Angeles
David Karl, University of Hawaii
Harvey Karten, Professor Emeritus, University of California San Diego
Guinevere Kauffmann, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Steve A. Kay, University of Southern California
Paul Kay, International Computer Science Institute
Peter Kelemen, Columbia University
Kenneth Kellermann, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Donald Kennedy, Stanford University
Charles Kennel, University of California San Diego
Robert C. Kennicutt, Cambridge University
Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Margaret Kidwell, University of Arizona
Susan W. Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peter S. Kim, Stanford University
Patrick V. Kirch, University of California Berkeley
Margaret Kivelson, University of California Los Angeles
Daniel Kleppner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
Judith P. Klinman, University of California Berkeley
Eric I. Knudsen, Stanford University School of Medicine
Brian Koblika, Stanford University School of Medicine
M.A.R. Koehl, Univerity of California Berkeley
David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota
Sir Hans Kornberg, Boston University
John Krebs, University of Oxford
Shrinivas Kulkarni, California Institute of Technology
J. Clark Lagarias, University of California Davis
Kurt Lambeck, Australian National University
Eric Lambin, Stanford University
Arthur Landy, Brown University
Charles H. Langmuir, Harvard University
Brian A. Larkins, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
John H. Law, University of Arizona Emeritus
Sir John Lawton, Former Chief Executive, UK Natural Environment Research Council
Yuan Lee, Academica Sinica Taiwan
Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University
Simon Levin, Princeton University
Michael Levitt, Stanford University School of Medicine
Gene E. Likens, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Laszlo Lorand, Feinberg Medical School Northwestern University Emeritus
C. Owen Lovejoy, Kent State University
Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University
Jonathan I. Lunine, Cornell University
Michael Lynch, Indiana University
Akin Mabogunje, Foundation for Development and Environmental Initiatives
Trudy Mackay, North Carolina State University
Anthony P. Mahowald, University of Chicago
Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University
Joyce Marcus, University of Michigan
Rudolph A. Marcus, California Institute of Technology
Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University
Pamela A. Matson, Stanford University
Rowena G. Matthews, University of Michigan Emerita
Michel G. Mayor, University of Geneva
Bonnie J. McCay, Rutgers University
Richard McCray, University of Colorado
Bruce S. McEwen, Rockefeller University
Fred McLafferty, Cornell University
Jim McWilliams, University of California Los Angeles
Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University
Jerry M. Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
Henry J. Melosh, Purdue University
Sabeeha Merchant, University of California Los Angeles
Joachim Messing, Rutgers University
Mario Molina, University of California San Diego
Harold Mooney, Stanford University
Peter B. Moore, Yale University
James M. Moran, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Nancy Moran, University of Texas
M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
Ellen S. Mosley-Thompson, Ohio State University
Walter Munk, University of California San Diego
Royce Murray, Univeristy of North Carolina
Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago
Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University
Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Eugene W. Nester, University of Washington
William T. Newsome, Stanford University
Richard P. Novick, New York University School of Medicine
Paul E. Olsen, Columbia University
Peter Olson, Johns Hopkins University
Neil D. Opdyke, University of Florida
Jeremiah Ostriker, Columbia University
Sarah Otto, University of British Columbia
Sir Ronald Oxburgh, Cambridge University
Stephen Pacala, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Norman R. Pace, University of Colorado
Richard D. Palmiter, University of Washington School of Medicine
Stephen Palumbi, Stanford University
Joseph Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Jim Peebles, Princeton University
Gordon Pettengill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S. George Philander, Princeton University
William Phillips, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Dolores R. Piperno, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Terry Plank, Columbia University
William H. Press, University of Texas
Frank Press, Member, National Academy of Sciences
George W. Preston, Carnegie Institution for Science
Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden
Maureen E. Raymo, Columbia University
Martin Rees, Cambridge University
Peter Rhines, University of Washington
Frank Richter, University of Chicago
Robert E. Ricklefs, University of Missouri
Lynn M. Riddiford, University of Washington
George Rieke, University of Arizona
Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona
Adam Riess, Johns Hopkins University
Morton Roberts, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Gene E. Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A. Kimball Romney, University of California Irvine
Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University
Mal Ruderman, Columbia University
Roberta L. Rudnick, University of California Santa Barbara
Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital
Roald Sagdeev, University of Maryland
Pedro A. Sanchez, Columbia University
David Sandwell, University of California San Diego
Joshua R. Sanes, Harvard University
Daniel L. Schacter, Harvard University
Paul Schechter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Randy W. Schekman, University of California Berkeley
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
David W. Schindler, University of Alberta
Bill Schlesinger, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Johanna Schmitt, University of California Davis
Robert J. Scholes, University of the Witswatersrand
Julian Schroeder, University of California San Diego
Gerald Schubert, Universty of California Los Angeles
Matthew P. Scott, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ronald R. Sederoff, North Carolina State University
Jeff Severinghaus, University of California San Diego
Irwin Shapiro, Harvard University
Carla J. Shatz, Stanford University
Peter Shearer, University of California San Diego
Frank Shu, University of California San Diego
Kerry Sieh, Nanyang Technological University
James Simons, Chairman, Simons Foundation
Norman H. Sleep, Stanford University
Susan Solomon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pamela S. Soltis, University of Florida
Alfred Sommer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
David Spergel, Princeton University
Nicholas C. Spitzer, University of California San Diego
Charles Steidel, California Institute of Technology
Thomas A. Steitz, Yale University
Edward Stolper, California Institute of Technology
Howard A. Stone, Princeton University
Joan E. Strassmann, Washington University, St. Louis
Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lynn R. Sykes, Columbia University Emeritus
Harvey Tananbaum, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Joseph Taylor, Princeton University
Saul A. Teukolsky, Cornell University
David Hurst Thomas, American Museum of Natural History
Lonnie Thompson, Ohio State University
Kip Thorne, Member, National Academy of Sciences
James M. Tiedje, Michigan State University
Alar Toomre, Massachusetts Institute of technology
Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study
Susan Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
James Tumlinson, Pennsylvania State University
Monica G. Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anthony Tyson, University of California Davis
Joan Selverstone, Valentine University of California Los Angeles
James L. Van Etten, University of Nebraska
Martha Vaughan, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Inder Verma, The Salk institute for Biological Studies
George Veronis, Yale University
Peter H. von Hippel, University of Oregon
Gerhard Wagner, Harvard Medical School
David B. Wake, University of California Berkeley
David Walker, Columbia University
John M. Wallace, University of Washington
E. Bruce Watson, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas
Rainer Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William J. Welch, University of California Berkeley
Mary Jane West-Eberhard, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Emerita
Simon D.M. White, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Torsten N. Wiesel, President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University
Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
Robert W. Wilson, Member, National Academy of Sciences
David Wineland, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Steven Wofsy, Harvard University
Julian Wolpert, Princeton University
John Wood, Member, National Academy of Sciences
George M. Woodwell, Woods Hole Research Center
Stanford E. Woosley, University of California Santa Cruz
Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keith Yamamoto, University of California San Francisco
Martin Yanofsky, University of California San Diego
Tilahun Yilma, University of California Davis
William Young, University of California San Diego
Mary Lou Zoback, Stanford University
Maria T. Zuber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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