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The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to the following for their support of the 2010 German-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
About the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, originally established in 1860 in memory of the eminent scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), devoted itself until 1923 to sponsoring research travel abroad by German scholars. The Foundation was re-organized in 1925 with the aim of supporting foreign researchers and doctoral candidates engaged in studies in Germany. After the collapse of the German Reich in 1945, the Foundation was re-established in 1953 by the Federal Republic of Germany as an independent foundation with headquarters in Bonn. Since then the Foundation has sponsored more than 24,000 scholars and scientists from all disciplines. It has been maintaining a network of Humboldtians from 130 countries worldwide - including 43 Nobel Prize winners.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually enables more than 1,900 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. Each year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
The AvH offers all U.S. and German conference organizers, speakers, and general participants a follow-up program which allows for a research visit of up to 30 days with a U.S./German partner to foster collaboration. For further information please visit: