2024 NAE National Meeting - "From Mars to Minerals, with Machine Learning and Motion in Between"

2024 NAE National Meeting - "From Mars to Minerals, with Machine Learning and Motion in Between"

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February
08
2024
to
February
08
2024
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
Schedule
Thursday, Feb 08, 2024
Speakers
  • Kathryn Zealand’s entrepreneurial spirit started with selling pet fish at age 12, in between studying for Science Olympiad. Her career in the decades since has been in small teams of smart people tackling huge problems. Highlights include applying methods from quantum mechanics to model climate change, helping run the largest randomized ...

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  • Chethan Pandarinath
    Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

    Chethan Pandarinath is a tenured associate professor in the Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery at Emory University and Georgia Tech. He directs the Systems Neural Engineering Lab, whose research sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence, neural engineering, and systems neuroscience, with dual goals of ...

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  • Isabel Barton
    University of Arizona

    Isabel Barton is an assistant professor in the Mining & Geological Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on geometallurgy, using geological and mineralogical insights to make metal extraction more efficient. She also works on geological and metallurgical projects, enjoys studying the history of geology, ...

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  • Andrew Abercromby
    NASA Johnson Space Center

    Dr. Andrew Abercromby is deputy lead for advanced human life support and performance at NASA. In this agency-wide role, Andrew supports the identification and development of technology needs to enable NASA’s future human exploration missions. Andrew received an MEng in mechanical engineering from the University of Edinburgh, during which he ...

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  • John L. Anderson
    Vice Chair, National Research Council

    John L. Anderson began his six-year term as president of the National Academy of Engineering July 1, 2019. Previously, he was president of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and distinguished professor of chemical engineering (2007–15), and provost and executive vice president at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) ...

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2024 NAE National Meeting
February 8, 2024

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
Irvine, CA

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We might not think of engineering every day, but engineering impacts every aspect of our daily lives.

The theme of the 2024 NAE National Meeting, “From Mars to Minerals with Machine Learning and Motion in Between,” captures the all-encompassing applicability and impact of engineering. Sharing their vision are the Gilbreth Lecturers, consisting of four early-career engineers selected based on their outstanding presentations at the NAE’s 2023 The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium.

The 2024 NAE National Meeting will also kick off a year-long celebration of the NAE’s 60th anniversary. Founded in 1964, the NAE advances the welfare and prosperity of the nation by providing independent, objective advice on matters involving engineering and technology as part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Join us at the 2024 NAE National Meeting and discover the myriad ways engineering is improving our lives by contributing to our well-being, boosting our economy, and informing continued innovation. 

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The 2024 NAE National Meeting will be livestreamed from the NAE homepage on February 8, 2024.
 

** Distinguished Gilbreth Speakers **

Four outstanding young engineers will showcase their work as part of the prestigious Gilbreth Lecture Series:

Mars-Walking: Enabling Capabilities for Crew Health and Performance during Exploration Extravehicular Activity 
Andrew Abercromby, NASA Johnson Space Center

Mineral Resources: The Material Basis of Civilizations
Isabel Barton, University of Arizona

Machine Learning Algorithms for Neural Decoding  
Chethan Pandarinath, Georgia Tech

The Arduous and Exciting Path of Commercializing Consumer Exoskeletons
Kathryn Zealand, Skip

The 2024 Gilbreth Lecture speakers are selected from among presenters at The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering symposia. Established in 2001 by the NAE Council to recognize outstanding young engineers and showcase their work to wider audiences, the Gilbreth Lectures honor Lillian M. Gilbreth (1878–1972), a pioneer of industrial and management engineering and the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering (1965).


The NAE is working with Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, Samueli Academy in Santa Ana, and University of California, Irvine (UCI) to host high school students as well as recent UCI entrants who are interested in careers in engineering or science. Approximately 200 students are expected to attend the program.