2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering was hosted by Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina, September 25-27. About 100 outstanding early career engineers met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; and Blockchain Technology. 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. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support. 

LIST OF SESSIONS

Chair:  Jennifer West, Duke University

Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation
Session Co-chairs: Li Chang, Boeing, and Tarik Dickens, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

21st Century Engineering Systems: Boeing's Digital Transformation
Gabriel Burnett, Boeing

Computational Materials for the Design and Qualification of Additively-Manufacturing Components
Christopher Lang, NASA Langley

The Challenge of Bipedal Robots
Christian Hubicki, Florida State University

Digital Twin
Pamela Kobryn, Air Force Research Laboratory

Engineering the Genome
Session Co-chairs: Renee Wegrzyn, DARPA, and Charles Gersbach, Duke University

Introduction

Genome Editing with Precision and Accuracy
Kris Saha, University of Wisconsin

Using CRISPR to Combat Human Disease Vectors 
Omar Akbari, University of California, San Diego

Microbes and Manufacturing: Moore's Law Meets Biology
Patrick Boyle, Ginkgo Bioworks

Empowering Genome Editing Through Standards 
Samantha Maragh, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics
Session Co-chairs:  Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Hae Jong Seo, Nvidia

Introduction

Perception of Low-Cost Autonomous Driving
Tae Eun Choe, Baidu

Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges
Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado at Boulder

Why Everone Has It Wrong About the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles
John Basi, Northeastern University

Influencing Interactions in Autonomous Driving
Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University

Blockchain Technology
Session Co-chairs:  Petr Novotny, IBM, and Elaine Shi, Cornell University

Introduction

Bitcoin and Beyond: Yesterday, Today, and the Next Ten Minutes
Elaine Shi, Cornell University 

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency
Hong Wan, North Carolina State University

The Economics of the Bitcoin Payment System
Jacob Leshno, University of Chicago

Post Meeting
Details
September
25
2019
to
September
27
2019
October 15, 2019 AT 06:55 AM
North Charleston, South Carolina
Schedule
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
    Courtyard and Reflections
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
  • 07:30 AM To 07:30 AM
    Breakfast
    Reflections
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Compass C
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation
    Auditorium
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation (cont.)
  • 12:30 PM To 12:30 PM
    Lunch
    Reflections
  • 01:45 PM To 01:45 PM
    Meet and Connect Breakout Session
    Breakout Rooms
  • 03:15 PM To 03:15 PM
    Break
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
  • 04:15 PM To 04:15 PM
    Engineering the Genome
  • 05:45 PM To 05:45 PM
    Break
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Dinner
    Reflections
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
  • 07:30 AM To 07:30 AM
    Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Engineering the Genome (cont.)
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:45 AM To 10:45 AM
    Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics
  • 12:15 PM To 12:15 PM
    Lunch
  • 01:15 PM To 01:15 PM
    Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics (cont.)
  • 02:45 PM To 02:45 PM
    Break
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Tours
  • 05:00 PM To 05:00 PM
    Reception and Dinner
    Boeing
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Buses depart for hotel
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
  • 07:30 AM To 07:30 AM
    Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Blockchain Technology
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Blockchain Technology (cont.)
  • 11:15 AM To 11:15 AM
    Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
  • 11:30 AM To 11:30 AM
    Buses depart for CHS