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Tue, June 23, 2020
Eighty-five of the nation’s brightest early-career engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Engineers who are performing exceptional 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 2020 USFOE was originally scheduled to be hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado in September; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting has been rescheduled for February 25-27, 2021, and will be held at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The symposium will cover 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 Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a talented group of young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovation and facilitate long-term collaborations,” said NAE President John L. Anderson. “These relationships are critical in developing creative engineering solutions to the world’s problems.”
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Washington University in St. Louis
Rohini Bala Chandran
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Iowa
Nokia Bell Labs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology
United Technologies Research Center
Air Force Research Laboratory
GE Gas Power
N. Dianne Ezell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Arizona State University
WL Gore & Associates
HRL Laboratories, LLC
Sandia National Laboratories
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Syzygy Plasmonics, Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Southern California
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
North Carolina State University
Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Davis
Texas A&M University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Liliana Ruiz Diaz
ExxonMobil Chemical Technology
University of Texas at Austin
Raytheon Technologies Research Center
Johns Hopkins University
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Itasca International Inc.
ERC/Jacobs Space Exploration Group/NASA MSFC
Procter & Gamble Company
The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer West (Chair)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of Georgia
National Renewable Energy Lab
University of California, Berkeley
Morgridge Institute for Research
Idaho National Laboratory
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Sponsors for the 2020 US Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Microsoft Research, and Cummins.
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.