In my candidacy for president-elect of the SPR section (Eos, Vol. 68, No. 40, Oct. 6, 1987), I stated that I felt that our section name did not properly reflect the type of research we do, and if elected, I promised to try to get a consensus on this topic from our section members. In 1989, I attempted to formally open up a discussion by drafting an article for Eos. Prior to submission, this article was passed around to about a dozen leaders in the field for critical comments. The article with comments included was published in the Eos Forum section on August 1, 1989.