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John L. Anderson is president of the National Academy of Engineering since July 1, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in 1967 and PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971, both in chemical engineering. He was most recently Distinguished Professor ...
On behalf of the officers and councillors of the National Academy of Engineering, I am pleased to invite you to attend the NAE 2021 Annual Meeting, October 2-4. With the programmatic theme Engineering Responses to Climate Change, the meeting will take place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration links are below. Because it will be a virtual event, there is no registration fee for members or guests.
Monday, September 27: Class of 2021 orientation (for new members and international members only)
Saturday, October 2: The public program will begin at noon EDT. NAE chair Donald C. Winter will give opening remarks, followed by my address and then the virtual introduction of 104 new members and 24 international members elected in February. We will then present the Simon Ramo Founders Award and Arthur M. Bueche Award.
Sunday, October 3: The day will begin at 10:00am EDT with the NAE business session, followed by the second annual Special Lecture in Engineering and Society where Kate Crawford, research professor at USC Annenberg and senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research Lab–New York City, will speak on the topic of artificial intelligence and social consequences. This year’s forum on Engineering Responses to Climate Change has featured panelists Sally Benson of Stanford University, NAE Member Tim Lieuwen of Georgia Institute of Technology, NAE Member Mohammad Shahidehpour of Illinois Institute of Technology, Leslie Shoemaker of Tetra Tech, and NAE Member Ken Washington of Amazon. Deanne Bell, television host and founder/CEO of Future Engineers, will moderate the panel.
Monday, October 4: NAE section meetings.
I will miss seeing you in person at this year’s meeting, but look forward to seeing you virtually (and in person by the 2022 Annual Meeting on October 2-3)!
John L. Anderson
National Academy of Engineering