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Date: June 25, 2010
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Creative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in NAE's 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
WASHINGTON -- Eighty-six of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants.
"As we face the challenges the next century brings, we will rely more than ever on innovative engineers," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program is an opportunity for a diverse group of this country's most promising young engineers to gather together and discuss multidisciplinary ways of leading us into the economy of tomorrow."
The symposium will be held Sept. 23-25 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, N.Y., and will examine cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. A featured speaker will be Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president of innovation.
U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
University of Texas, Austin
Sandia National Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
HRL Laboratories, LLC
Procter & Gamble Company
University of California, San Diego
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Francis de los Reyes
North Carolina State University
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
United Technologies Research Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Pittsburgh
J. Michael Gray
Texas A&M University
A. John Hart
University of Michigan
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
University of Colorado, Denver
University of California, Berkeley
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
General Motors Company
Iowa State University;
Pratt & Whitney
Argonne National Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Army Research Laboratory
Xerox Research Center Webster
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
University of Minnesota
Air Force Research Laboratory
John Santini, Jr.
On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Los Angeles
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Department of the Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
The Boeing Company
GE Global Research
Brion Technologies (an ASML company)
Speakers at this year's event are:
Luiz Andre Barroso
University of Southern California
NASA Ames Research Center
Hewlett Packard Research Labs
The Echo Nest Corporation
Yuan Yuan Zhou
The organizers of the 2010 symposium are:
Dilma da Silva
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Pennsylvania State University
University of Washington
Sponsors for the 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are IBM, The Grainger Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense (DDR&E), National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and Cummins Inc.
The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.
A meeting program and more information about Frontiers of Engineering are available at http://www.nae.edu/frontiers.