Bortz, Fred

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BORTZ, Fred. (Alfred B). American, b. 1944. Genres: Children's nonfiction, Sciences, Technology. Career: Bowling Green State University, OH, assistant professor of physics, 1970-73; Yeshiva University, NYC, research associate, 1973-74; Westinghouse Electric, Madison, PA, senior engineer, 1974-77; Essex Group, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, staff scientist, 1977-79; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, scientist, 1979-83, assistant director, Data Storage Systems Center, 1983-90, director of Special Projects for Engineering Education, 1990-92, senior fellow, Sci/Tech Education, 1992-94; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, School of Education, sr. research fellow, 1994-96; freelance writer and book reviewer, 1996-. Consultant to publishers of children's science books; Chatham College, lecturer, 2000-. Publications: Superstuff! Materials That Have Changed Our Lives, 1990; Mind Tools: The Science of Artificial Intelligence, 1992; Catastrophe! Great Engineering Failure-and Success, 1995; Martian Fossils on Earth?: The Story of Meteorite ALH84001, 1997; To the Young Scientist: Reflections on Doing and Living Science, 1997; Dr. Fred's Weather Watch, 2000; Collision Course!: Cosmic Impacts and Life on Earth, 2001; Techno-Matter: The Materials behind the Marvels, 2001; The Library of Subatomic Particles, 6 vols., 2004. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles on theoretical and applied physics to periodicals. Address: 1312 Foxboro Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]