2021 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

**POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2021**

The 2020 US Frontiers of Engineering will be held at the National Academies Beckman Center in Irvine, California, February 25-27, 2021. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Food for Thought: The AgRevolution Shaping What We (Will) Eat; Next-generation Energy Systems Integration; Engineering Innovation in Women’s Health; Plastics: Pollutions Challenges and Innovations. 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. 

More information will be posted as the program develops.

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working titles listed. Order of sessions TBD.)

Chair:  Jennifer West, Duke University

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The AgRevolution Shaping What We (Will) Eat
Session Co-chairs: Lily Cheung, Georgia Tech, and Andrew Coughlin, Syngenta Corp.

Accelerating Domestication of Stone Fruits via Genome Engineering
Aaron Hummel, Pairwise Plants

Ensuring the Safety of Food from Genetically Engineering Plants
Patrick Cournoyer, US FDA

Robots as Farmers and Automation Technology in Precision Agriculture
Sierra Young, North Carolina State University

Agricultural Spidey Sense: How Spiders and Other Organisms are Protecting Our Crops
Kyle Schneider, Vestaron Corp.

NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
Session Co-chairs: Jennifer Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Javad Lavaei, University of California, Berkeley

Enabling the Operation of Future Grids Using New Tools in Control Theory and AI
Johanna Mathieu, University of Michigan

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Energy Systems
Adam Brandt, Stanford University

The Water-Energy Nexus
Noel Bakhtian, Idaho National Laboratory

Enabling Impactful Integrated Energy Systems for the Native American Community
Suzanne Singer, Native Renewables

ENGINEERING INNOVATION IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
Session Co-chairs:  Kristin Myers, Columbia University, and Melissa Skala, Morgridge Institute and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-resource Settings
Mercy Asiedu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Growth and Remodeling of the Female Reproductive System
Kristin Miller, Tulane University

Development of the Artificial Ovary
Aiella Shikanov, University of Michigan

Menstruation as a Natural Biopsy—Building a Database to Fuel Early Diagnosis of Reproductive Disorders
Ridhi Tariyal, NextGen Jane

PLASTICS: POLLUTION CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS
Session Co-chairs:  Anela Choy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia

Plastics and Transforming Ecosystems Science into Accountability
Jeremy Conkle, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Green Engineering Plastics
Desiree Plata, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Plastics: The Human Perspective and Innovation
Svanika Balasubramian, rePurpose

Upcoming
Details
February
25
2021
to
February
27
2021
September 21, 2020 AT 06:55 AM
Irvine, California