In This Issue
Winter Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
December 15, 2023 Volume 53 Issue 4
This issue features articles by 2023 US Frontiers of Engineering symposium participants. The articles cover pressing global issues including resilience and security in the information ecosystem, engineered quantum systems, complex systems in the context of health care, and mining and mineral resource production.
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorPercy A. Pierre and John L. Anderson

    Diversifying any organization requires leadership’s commitment to progress and sustainability. The value ­diversity brings to the creativity of engineering and to leadership in general has been well articulated (Castillo-Page and Anderson 2022; May 2022; Slaughter 2020). Diversity is ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorTimothy C. Lieuwen

    The NAE dedicates the winter issue of The Bridge to papers from The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (also known as US Frontiers of Engineering [US FOE]), held in September each year. I am delighted to be the guest editor of this issue, which includes a selection of papers ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorKate Starbird

    Over the past decade, mis- and disinformation have become increasingly prevalent within social media platforms and across the broader information ecosystem.

    At the University of Washington, my colleagues and I have been studying online rumoring for more than a decade. Rumors are unofficial ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorNina Astillero and Alex Tshibind

    Sustainability in lithiumxq production is not merely a desirable goal; it is an imperative for fostering a greener future.

    As societies worldwide pivot towards electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries stand as the cornerstone of energy storage. Mining, often met with societal apprehension, ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorIsabel Fay Barton

    Earth’s mineral resources have driven the advancement of civilization for the last five thousand years—and we have become dependent on an ever-increasing volume and variety of them.

    Throughout history, the extent of humans’ and societies’ achievement has depended on what ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorGuadalupe Hayes-Mota

    A connected pharmaceutical supply chain offers the potential to revolutionize how drugs are developed, produced, and delivered to patients.

    The life science industry, especially the pharmaceutical sector, is pivotal in maintaining and improving public health globally. Recent data from the ASHP ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorTurgay Ayer

    Blood collection operations at the American Red Cross were improved through a dynamic programming approach that systematized the selection of collection sites.

    Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the United States, accounting for a total of 16 million annual ...

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    AuthorMary Mathias and Guru Madhavan

    In the early 1970s, when a group of technocrats took the Green Revolution to Bali, Indonesia, the results were catastrophic. They insisted that the island inhabitants redesign the subak—a centuries-old rice paddy irrigation system deeply rooted in the community’s history and values. In ...