2023 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2023 Symposium will be hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder, September 10-13. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem; Engineered Quantum Systems; Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care; and Mining and Mineral Resource Production. 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:  Timothy Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology  

RESILIENCE AND SECURITY IN THE INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM
Session co-chairs: Cody Buntain, University of Maryland, College Park, and Ewa Syta, Trinity College

Online Rumoring, Misinformation, and Disinformation: A Retrospective on a Decade of Research
Kate Starbird, University of Washington

Why are We Even Doing This Anyway? Design Vulnerabilities and Choices in a Post-Twitter Age
Deen Freelon, University of Pennsylvania

Making a Positive Impact “IRL”: Opportunities and Challenges for Bridging Engineering, Research, and Policy Divides
Rebekah Tromble, George Washington University

Working the Ref: The Strategic Dismantling of Trust and Safety Efforts (and What to Do About It)
Yoel Roth, University of California, Berkeley

ENGINEERED QUANTUM SYSTEMS
Session co-chairs:  Joshua Combes, University of Colorado Boulder, and Sara Gamble, US Army Research Office

Introduction

Fundamental Challenges of Scaling Quantum Systems
Alicia Kollár, University of Maryland

Bridging the Gap to Engineered Quantum Systems, From Basic Research to Applications
Kathy-Anne Soderberg, US Air Force Research Laboratory

Engineering Software for the Quantum Computers of Today and Tomorrow
Robert Smith, HRL Laboratories

COMPLEX SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH CARE
Session co-chairs:  Mariel Lavieri, University of Michigan, and Parika “Pinky” Petaipimol, Upstream Bio

Engineering Human Organoids and Organs-on-chips for Disease Modeling, Drug Development, and Personalized Medicine
Rodrigo Cristofoletti, University of Florida

Improving Blood Collection Operations at the American Red Cross
Turgay Ayer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Connecting Complex Global Supply Chains in the Life Science Industry
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, Healr Solutions

Utilizing Limited Public Health Resources to Control Infectious Diseases
Sze-chuan Suen, University of Southern California

MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION
Session co-chairs: Fiorella Giana, Freeport McMoRan, and Aaron Noble, Virginia Tech

Mineral Resources: The Material Basis of Civilizations
Isabel Barton, University of Arizona

Mining and Sustainability—Matching Stewardship with Circular Economy to Meet Societal Demands
Joshua Werner, University of Kentucky

Securing the Green Revolution: Modern Mining of a Domestic Lithium-Boron Deposit
Nina Astillero, ioneer, Ltd.

Post Meeting
Details
September
10
2023
to
September
13
2023
April 16, 2024 AT 06:56 AM
Boulder, Colorado
Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10, 2023
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
    Courtyard
Monday, Sep 11, 2023
  • 06:30 AM To 06:30 AM
    Breakfast at the hotel
    Breakfast Area, first floor
  • 08:00 AM To 08:00 AM
    Buses depart for Folsom Field
    Paseo Area
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Byron R. White Club
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Panel Discussion: Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 01:00 PM To 01:00 PM
    Meet and Connect Breakout Session
    Breakout Areas
  • 02:30 PM To 02:30 PM
    Break
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
  • 03:15 PM To 03:15 PM
    Engineered Quantum Systems
  • 05:05 PM To 05:05 PM
    Networking Session
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Dinner
    Touchdown Club
  • 08:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Buses return to hotel
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023
  • 06:30 AM To 06:30 AM
    Breakfast at the hotel
    Breakfast Area, first floor
  • 08:00 AM To 08:00 AM
    Buses depart for Folsom Field
    Paseo Area
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care
  • 09:45 AM To 09:45 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care (cont.)
  • 11:45 AM To 11:45 AM
    Lunch
  • 01:00 PM To 01:00 PM
    Networking Session
  • 02:00 PM To 02:00 PM
    Break/Leave for tours
  • 04:30 PM To 04:30 PM
    Buses return to hotel
  • 05:30 PM To 05:30 PM
    Reception
    Courtyard
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Dinner
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023
  • 06:30 AM To 06:30 AM
    Breakfast at the hotel
    Breakfast Area, first floor
  • 08:00 AM To 08:00 AM
    Buses depart for Folsom Field
    Paseo Area
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Mining and Mineral Resource Production
  • 09:45 AM To 09:45 AM
    Break
  • 10:25 AM To 10:25 AM
    Mining and Mineral Resource Production (cont.)
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Concluding Remarks. Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
  • 11:15 AM To 11:15 AM
    Buses depart for DEN airport
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