2022 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 Symposium will be held September 21-23 at Amazon in Seattle, Washington. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Microbes - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Conversational AI; Technology and Racial Justice and Equity; and Hydrogen: a New 'Universal' Energy Carrier for the Carbon-free Future. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity. 

The preliminary program is available here. More information will be posted at a later date.

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working titles/topics only. Order of sessions TBD.)

Chair:  Timothy Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology  

MICROBES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Session Co-chairs: Gabriel Kwong, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anita Shukla, Brown University

Understanding and Engineering Collective Behaviors that Arise from Microbial Communities
Arthur Prindle, Northwestern University

Materials-based Approaches to Prevent Biofilm-associated Infections
Caitlin Howell, University of Maine

Advanced Probiotic Delivery Systems to Enhance Nutrition
Aaron Anselmo, VitaKey

Using Microbes for Materials Degradation, Plastic Upcycling, Vaccine Production, and Biohybrid Materials
Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware

CONVERSATIONAL AI
Session Co-chairs:  Suma Bhat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jing Huang, Amazon Alexa AI

Conversational Dialog Systems
Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, Facebook AI Research

Interaction and Language Grounding
Karthik Narasimhan, Princeton University

Multimodal Interaction
Zhou Yu, Columbia University

Data Generation for Conversational AI Systems
Alexandros Papangelis, Amazon Alexa AI

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUITY
Session Co-chairs:  Brooke Coley, Arizona State University, and Khalid Khadir, University of California, Berkeley

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Engineering and Making Whiteness Visible
James Holly, Jr., University of Michigan

Resilient Engineering Identity
Monique Ross, Florida International University

Environmental Justice
Regan Patterson, University of California, Los Angeles  

Unpacking the Hidden Curriculum in Engineering
Idalis Villanueva Alarcon, University of Florida

HYDROGEN: A NEW ‘UNIVERSAL’ ENERGY CARRIER FOR THE CARBON-FREE FUTURE?
Session Co-chairs:  Jesse Jenkins, Princeton University, and Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine

The Critical Role of Hydrogen in a Net-zero Emissions Energy System
Ryan Jones, Evolved Energy Research

Hydrogen Earthshot: DOE’s Efforts to Catalyze a Clean Hydrogen Industry
Neha Rustagi, US Department of Energy

The Cutting-edge in Clean Electrolysis
Nemanja Danilovic, Electric Hydrogen Co.

Various Routes of Biomass-to-H2 Conversion
Josh Schaidle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Upcoming
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September
21
2022
to
September
23
2022
June 29, 2022 AT 06:56 AM
Seattle, Washington