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Wed, June 21, 2017
Eighty two of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 23rd annual US 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 2017 USFOE will be hosted by United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Conn., September 25-27, and will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work, Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain, Energy Strategies to Power Our Future, and Machines That Teach Themselves.
“The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a particularly talented group of young engineers whose early-careers span different technical areas, perspectives and experiences,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “But when they come together in this program, their mutual excitement is palpable, and a process of creating long-term benefits to society is often initiated.”
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Procter & Gamble
Sandia National Laboratories
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
GE Global Research
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Southern California
University of Miami
Nokia - Bell Labs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Naval Research Laboratory
Ohio State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
IBM Almaden Research Center
University of Maryland
University of California, Davis
Michigan State University
Ana Maria Kupresanin
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Berkeley
Carnegie Mellon University
United Technologies Research Center
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
University of Michigan
Dow Chemical Company
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Rolls Royce LG Fuel Cells Inc.
University of Houston
University of California, Irvine
Air Force Research Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Coloardo Boulder
University of Texas at Houston
Air Products and Chemicals
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jennifer Wortman Vaughan
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
Robert Braun (chair)
University of Colorado
Fei Fei Li
United Technologies Corp.
Arizona State University
GE Global Research Center
University of Maryland
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
University of Cambridge
Johns Hopkins University
Sponsors for the 2017 US Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, Microsoft Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, and Cummins.
The mission of the 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 of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.