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Thu, June 25, 2015
Release Date: June 25, 2015
For Immediate Release
NAE Senior Program Officer, Frontiers of Engineering
NAE Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
Washington, DC, June 25, 2015 - Eighty-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) 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.
The 2015 USFOE will be held on September 9-11, at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., and will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: cybersecurity, forecasting natural disasters, optical and mechanical materials, and engineering the search for earth-like exoplanets.
“The USFOE symposium brings together some of our nation’s brightest young engineering talents and gives them the opportunity to develop professional relationships that become critical their advancing our nation’s well-being throughout their careers,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
General Motors Research & Development
Toyota Research Institute of North America
Army Research Laboratory
Southwest Research Institute
Space Exploration Technologies
Alberto Giovanni Busetto
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Texas at San Antonio
Ann Chiaramonti Debay
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of Michigan
Ford Motor Company
Dow Corning Corporation
University of California, San Diego
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Boeing Company
IBM Almaden Research Center
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Oregon State University
He (Helen) Huang
North Carolina State University
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Cadence Design Systems
Pennsylvania State University
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.
Colorado State University
University of Southern California
University of California, Berkeley
Argonne National Laboratory
W. L. Gore & Associates
Air Force Research Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Agilent Research Laboratories
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Tennessee
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Rochester
Peggy Van Eepoel
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC)
Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Procter & Gamble Company
University of Texas at Austin
GE Global Research
Speakers at this year's event are:
University of Pennsylvania
California Institute of Technology
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
University of Washington
National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology
The organizers of the 2015 symposium are:
Robert Braun (Chair)
University of California, Irvine
National Center for Atmospheric Research
University of Florida
Sponsors for the 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Cummins Inc.
The mission of NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies (along with the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council), an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science and technology.