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Academic – Higher Education:

Following several years in Aerospace and teaching Electronics, Dr. Rosenstein began a four-decade UCLA Systems Engineering design and teaching career. Post WWII’s higher Education was in the throes of self-examination. Half-life of a four-year Engineering curriculum was less than 5 years. Industry questioned curriculum relevance to rapidly changing technology and societal needs.

Professor Rosenstein’s interest in large-scale Systems Design led to responsibility as Principal Investigator of a 1955/1968 $1.5 million UCLA Ford Foundation funded Study of the Professions, Technology and National Policy. The study defined the indispensable societal role and responsibility of the collective professions. The Professions common resource allocation/decision process (called Design by Engineers) was refined to become a formal academic discipline – now taught in many Engineering schools. Applied Humanities was advanced as indispensable as Applied Mathematics and Science. An effective process was created for the design of advanced professional courses and curricula. Read more

Government/Public Policy:

Early data predicting the present 50-year (continuing) decline in America’s Trade, Technology, Manufacturing, Financial, Economic, and Life Quality leadership, was unexpected and disturbing. These systemic failures could not be addressed, much less corrected, without major change in the 200-year old, obsolete U.S. Federal Legislative Decision-making Process. Experienced in the analysis and improvement of Societal Systems, Dr. Rosenstein became deeply involved in framing Congressional legislation to reform and modernize the National Policy/Governance process.  Read more


As a registered professional Engineer, Dr. Rosenstein consulted for the Electronics Industry and founded several California Engineering/Manufacturing corporations.  Read more


“A Study of a Profession and Professional Education,” Allen B. Rosenstein, UCLA EDP 7-68, December, 1968
“The Concept of Engineering Design as a Formal Discipline,” Allen B. Rosenstein, Proc. ASME 8 th Annual Technical Symposium Albuquerque, New Mexico, November, 1967
The National Professions Foundation,” Engineering Education, Allen B. Rosenstein, November, 1970
“The Applied Humanities and The Institutionalization of Change,” Engineering Education in 2 Parts, Vol. 63, Allen B. Rosenstein, Pp 523-527April, 1973 and Pp. 599-602, May, 1973
“The National Professions Foundation and the Future Quality of National Life,” Allen B. Rosenstein, American Association for the Advancement of Science, January, 1979
“A National Policy Facilitating Foundation,” Allen B Rosenstein, Business Week & National Foreign Trade Council Foundation, October, 1983
“The National Policy and Technology Foundation Act,” Congressional Record, Hon. George E. Brown, Jr., April, 1986
“Competitiveness and National Policy,” Allen B. Rosenstein, National Conference on the Advancement of Research, October, 1990
“The Center of the Competitive Universe – Science R&D vs. Market/Technology D&R Driven Economy,” Analysis, Allen B. Rosenstein, November, 2008
“A Perfect Economic Storm – An American Crisis,” Position Paper, Allen B. Rosenstein, December 8, 2009   
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Ph. D. Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles
M.S. Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles
B.S. in E. E., with High Distinction, University of Arizona


Lifetime Achievement, University of Arizona, College of Engineering
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Tau Beta Phi, Engineering
Phi Kappa Phi, Academic
Delta Pi Sigma, Mathematics
Sigma Xi, Science
Who’s Who in America, Engineering, The West, The World


Birthplace:  Baltimore, MD
Military Service:  U.S. Navy
Gender:  Male
Profession:  Engineer
Nationality:  United States
Marital Status:  Married – Betty Lebell, Ed. D., Three children


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