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Fri, June 28, 2019
Eighty-seven of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Early-career engineers who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
The 2019 USFOE will be hosted by Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, Sept. 25-27, and will cover 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 USFOE symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together bright young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovative ideas and to facilitate, what often turn out to be, career-long collaborations,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “When you foster a creative space for engineers to collaborate and work together, experience shows that the possibilities are endless.”
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Food and Drug Administration
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
University of Southern California
Naval Research Laboratory
Texas A&M University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Eun Ji Chung
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Case Western Reserve University
University of Delaware
University of Washington
Boeing Corporate Engineering Test and Technology
University of Houston
Krishnanjan Gubba Ravikumar
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
A. Kate Gurnon
Stevens Institute of Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of California, Los Angeles
Nokia Bell Labs
University of Pennsylvania
Sandia National Laboratories
University of California, Davis
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Michigan
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Ford Motor Co.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Arizona State University
Schlumberger-Doll Research Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United Technologies Research Center
PARC, a Xerox company
University of Colorado, Boulder
PPG Industries Inc.
Air Force Research Laboratory
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Micaela Taborga Claure
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
University of Iowa
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies company
Pennsylvania State University
Carnegie Mellon University
North Carolina State University
The Boeing Company
Design Interactive, Inc.
University of California, San Diego
Jennifer West (Chair)
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
University of Colorado
Florida State University
University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsors for the 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering are Boeing, The Grainger Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DOD ASDR&E Laboratories Office, Microsoft Research, Cummins, and Amazon.
The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.