China-America Frontiers of Engineering

Since 1995, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has held an annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium for outstanding engineers ages 30-45 in the United States. In 2008, the China-America Frontiers of Engineering (CAFOE) program was initiated, and the first symposium will be held in October 2009.

China America FOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Chinese and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries. The total number of participants, including organizers, speakers, and other participants, numbers approximately 60, with 30 engineers from each country. Participation is by invitation only.

NAE partners with the Chinese Academy of Engineering in this activity.

2009 Symposium: October 17-21, 2009 in Beijing and Changsha, China.