Frontiers of Engineering symposia bring together outstanding, early-career engineers from industry, academia, and government to discuss leading-edge research and technology, bridging traditional disciplines, in order to transfer techniques and approaches across fields, facilitate cross-disciplinary contacts and collaboration, and sustain and build U.S. innovative capacity. The bilateral FOE symposia have similar goals with the additional objective of building engineering contacts that cross national boundaries.
Below each Frontiers of Engineering program is a link to the most recent symposium in that series.
The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (US FOE) was established in 1995, and is an annual event held in September that brings together 100 of the nation's outstanding engineers (ages 30-45).
2013 Symposium: September 19-21, 2011 in Wilmington, Delaware
The German-American Frontiers of Engineering (GAFOE) was started in 1998, and is held twice every three years with 60 participants (30 from each side). NAE's partner is the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2013 Symposium: April 26-28, 2012 in Irvine, California
The Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) program was started in 2000, and is held twice every three years with 60 participants (30 from each side). NAE's partner is the Engineering Academy of Japan.
2011 Symposium: June 5-8, 2011 in Osaka, Japan
The Indo-American FOE (IAFOE) was started in 2008. The meeting is held every other year with 60 participants (30 from each country). NAE's partner is the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.
2012 Symposium: March 1-3, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia
The China-America Frontiers of Engineering (CAFOE) was started in 2009. The meeting is held every other year with 60 participants (30 from each country). NAE's partner is the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
2013 Symposium: May 15-17, 2011 in Beijing, China
The newest of the Frontiers programs, the EU-US Frontiers of Engineering (EU-US FOE), was started in 2010, and is held twice every three years with 60 participants (30 from each side). NAE's partner is the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering (Euro-CASE).
2013 Symposium: November 21-23, 2011 in Chantilly, France