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  • AI Can Now Read Emotions - Should It?
    AI Can Now Read Emotions - Should It?
    Thu, March 26, 2020
    Christoffer Heckman (USFOE 2019) at the University of Colorado Boulder warns of the fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethical (“FATE”) flaws inherent in artificial intelligence that reads emotions.
  • Flexible Wearables
    Flexible Wearables
    Thu, March 12, 2020
    Mehmet Ozturk (USFOE 1996) at North Carolina State University is engineering a device to convert body heat into power for wearables that approach the efficiency of rigid devices, which have traditionally outperformed flexible counterparts in harvesting body heat.
  • Collecting Solar Energy During the Night
    Collecting Solar Energy During the Night
    Mon, March 09, 2020
    FOE alum Jeremy Munday at the University of California, Davis is engineering prototypes of nighttime solar cells that can generate small amounts of power and hopes to improve their power output and efficiency.
  • Ethanol's Effect on Climate Change
    Ethanol's Effect on Climate Change
    Thu, March 05, 2020
    The University of Minnesota's Jason Hill (GAFOE 2013) maintains that the complete cycle of ethanol production — from land use to corn refining to increased sales of cheap fuel that increase driving — adds more greenhouse gases to the environment.
  • Laurie Garrow, on Air Taxis
    Laurie Garrow, on Air Taxis
    Mon, March 02, 2020
    Civil engineer Laurie Garrow at the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility at Georgia Tech says 5G connectivity will allow us to design air taxis and move toward autonomous aircraft control.
  • Gregory Washington to Become President of GMU
    Gregory Washington to Become President of GMU
    Thu, February 27, 2020
    Coming from the University of California, Irvine, Gregory Washington (USFOE 2004) has been named the next president of George Mason University, as universities are starting to view engineering as a discipline that intersects with other fields, including sociology, business, and the humanities.
  • Preventing Arrhythmia After Heart Attack
    Preventing Arrhythmia After Heart Attack
    Mon, February 24, 2020
    Since identifying a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm after experiencing a heart attack, Adam Engler (USFOE 2015) at the University of California, San Diego has been engineering a drug candidate that can block the pathway.
  • Bridges at Risk from Climate Change
    Bridges at Risk from Climate Change
    Thu, February 20, 2020
    Civil engineer and FOE alum Hussam Mahmoud at Colorado State University reports that 25% of 90,000 bridges are susceptible to temperature variations, making them more likely to fail because of climate change.
  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award
    L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award
    Thu, February 13, 2020
    NAE member and FOE alum Kristi Anseth at the University of Colorado, Boulder has been recognized for her outstanding contribution in converging engineering and biology to develop innovative biomaterials that help tissue regeneration and drug delivery.
  • PigeonBot Brings Aircraft Closer to Feathered Flight
    PigeonBot Brings Aircraft Closer to Feathered Flight
    Thu, February 06, 2020
    Stanford University's David Lentink (USFOE 2016) has engineered a radio-controlled "PigeonBot" with wings made with 40 real feathers, bringing us closer to building an aircraft that can fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.
  • Living Concrete Made From Bacteria
    Living Concrete Made From Bacteria
    Mon, February 03, 2020
    The University of Colorado Boulder's Wil Srubar (USFOE 2017) is engineering bacteria that has mechanical properties similar to concrete but that can continue to grow at exponential rates and could make energy-intensive concrete production more environmentally friendly utilizing photosynthesis.
  • What Happens at the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium?
    What Happens at the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium?
    Thu, January 30, 2020
    Read papers from the 2019 US FOE online, or purchase the publication in print. Included is leading-edge research in Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; and Blockchain Technology.
  • The Superpowers of Super-Thin Materials
    The Superpowers of Super-Thin Materials
    Mon, January 27, 2020
    FOE alumni Tomás Palacios at MIT and Jeff Urban at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are engineering embedded electronics using super-thin materials that will be the linchpin of the internet of everything, from a window that forecasts weather to concrete monitors in tunnels and bridges.
  • Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Thu, January 16, 2020
    Manish Kumar (USFOE 2016) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a new water filtration method with implications for a variety of technologies, such as desalination plants, breathable and protective fabrics, and carbon capture in gas separations.
  • This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    Mon, January 13, 2020
    Stanford's David Camarillo (USFOE 2018) is engineering football helmet advances to help prevent brain disease from repeated hits to the head. Virginia Tech's Stefan Duma (USFOE 2002) evaluates sports helmets and is skeptical about how much can be achieved.