2023 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 10, 2023
07:30 PM
Courtyard
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 11, 2023
06:30 AM
Breakfast Area, first floor
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Paseo Area
Buses depart for Folsom Field
08:30 AM
Byron R. White Club
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

John L. Anderson , President, National Academy of Engineering

Keith Molenaar , Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Timothy Charles Lieuwen, Regents' Professor and David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology
09:00 AM
Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem
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Co-Chair: Dr. Cody Buntain, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Global Campus
Co-Chair: Dr. Ewa Syta, Associate Professor, Trinity College
Online Rumoring, Misinformation, and Disinformation: A Retrospective on a Decade of Research
Dr. Kate Starbird, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Why are We Even Doing This Anyway? Design Vulnerabilities and Choices in a Post-Twitter Age
Dr. Deen Freelon, Allan Randall Freelon Sr Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Making a Positive Impact “IRL”: Opportunities and Challenges for Bridging Engineering, Research, and Policy Divides
Dr. Rebekah Tromble, Associate Professor, George Washington University
Working the Ref: The Strategic Dismantling of Trust and Safety Efforts (and What to Do About It)
Dr. Yoel Roth, Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Panel Discussion: Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM
Breakout Areas
Meet and Connect Breakout Session
02:30 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
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Dr. Sohi Rastegar, Senior Advisor, Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities, National Science Foundation
03:15 PM
Engineered Quantum Systems
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Co-Chair: Dr. Joshua Combes, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Co-Chair: Dr. Sara Jean Gamble, Physicist, U.S. Army Research Office
Fundamental Challenges of Scaling Quantum Systems
Dr. Alicia Kollár, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Bridging the Gap to Engineered Quantum Systems, From Basic Research to Applications
Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg, Principal Research Physicist, US Air Force Research Laboratory
Engineering Software for the Quantum Computers of Today and Tomorrow
Robert Smith, Chief of Quantum Software, HRL Laboratories
05:05 PM
Networking Session
06:00 PM
Touchdown Club
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: The Challenges and Future Opportunities of Mining Legacies in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Diane McKnight , Professor and Director, Center for Earth Science and Technology, University of Colorado Boulder

 
September 12, 2023
06:30 AM
Breakfast Area, first floor
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Paseo Area
Buses depart for Folsom Field
08:30 AM
Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care
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Co-Chair: Dr. Mariel S. Lavieri, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Co-Chair: Ms. Parika Petaipimol, Head of Technical Operations, Upstream Bio
Engineering Human Organoids and Organs-on-chips for Disease Modeling, Drug Development, and Personalized Medicine
Dr. Rodrigo Cristofoletti, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Improving Blood Collection Operations at the American Red Cross
Dr. Turgay Ayer, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
09:45 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care (cont.)
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Connecting Complex Global Supply Chains in the Life Science Industry
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, CEO & Founder, Healr Solutions
Utilizing Limited Public Health Resources to Control Infectious Diseases
Dr. Sze-Chuan Suen, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
11:45 AM
Lunch
01:00 PM
Networking Session
02:00 PM
Break/Leave for tours
04:30 PM
Buses return to hotel
05:30 PM
Courtyard
Reception
06:00 PM
Dinner
September 13, 2023
06:30 AM
Breakfast Area, first floor
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Paseo Area
Buses depart for Folsom Field
08:30 AM
Mining and Mineral Resource Production
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Co-Chair: Fiorella Giana, General Manager, Mining, Freeport McMoRan
Co-Chair: Dr. Aaron Noble, Professor and Department Head, Virginia Tech
Mineral Resources: The Material Basis of Civilizations
Dr. Isabel Barton, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Mining and Sustainability—Matching Stewardship with Circular Economy to Meet Societal Demands
Dr. Joshua Werner, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
09:45 AM
Break
10:25 AM
Mining and Mineral Resource Production (cont.)
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Securing the Green Revolution: Modern Mining of a Domestic Lithium-Boron Deposit
Ms. Nina Astillero, ESG Director, ioneer, Ltd.
11:00 AM
Concluding Remarks. Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
11:15 AM
Buses depart for DEN airport