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Mon, June 15, 2009
Creative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in
NAE's 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
WASHINGTON — Eighty-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 15th 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 240 applicants.
"In today’s challenging economic times, we look more than ever toward our engineering innovators," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a diverse group of this country's most promising young engineers, and gives them a forum to discuss multi-disciplinary ways of addressing the issues that will carry us into tomorrow's economy."
The symposium will be held Sept. 10-12 at the National Academies Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine and will examine engineering tools for scientific discovery; engineering the health care delivery system; nano/micro photonics and new applications; and resilient and sustainable infrastructures. A featured speaker will be Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, Edward C. Wells Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University. Dr. Parkinson is credited with being the father of the Global Positioning System and is a recipient of the prestigious Draper Prize and a member of the NAE.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
IBM Research, Almaden
Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs
United Technologies Research Center
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Ford Motor Company
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Argonne National Laboratory
University of Delaware
California Institute of Technology
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center
HRL Laboratories LLC
NASA Langley Research Center
Palo Alto Research Center
Southern Nuclear Operating Company
General Motors, North America
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
HGST San Jose Research Center
Xerox Research Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Houston
The Aerospace Corporation
Pennsylvania State University
Xerox Research Center Webster
Georgia Institute of Technology
Texas A&M University
Edward Miller, Jr.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
University of Washington
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command
US Army Research Laboratory
Exponent - Failure Analysis Associates
Sandia National Laboratories
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edmund Optics, Inc
Momentive Performance Materials
Air Force Research Laboratory
University of Notre Dame
University of Central Florida
Carnegie Mellon University
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Krystyn Van Vliet
Southwest Research Institute
The University of Texas at Austin
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
University of Colorado, Boulder
Johns Hopkins University
University of Texas, Austin
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Speakers at this year's event are:
University of Texas, Houston
University of British Colombia
Oregon Health and Science University
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
University of Minnesota
University of Rochester
Harvard Medical School
AVP Consulting, Inc.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The organizers of the 2009 symposium are:
University of Virginia
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
J. Christopher Love
Sponsors for the 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DDR&E-Research), the 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.