National Academies Beckman Center
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National Meeting Video
  • Dr. Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering

2012 NAE National Meeting

The NAE National Meeting will feature NAE Chair Irwin Jacobs and presenters from the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposia who are recipients of the Gilbreth Lectureships.

The Gilbreth Lectures were established in 2001 by the Council of the NAE as a means of recognizing outstanding young engineers and are funded by the Armstrong Endowment for Young Engineers established by NAE member John Armstrong.

The program will be moderated by Dr. Charles M. Vest, President of the NAE.

11:00 a.m. NAE Business Meeting (for NAE members)
12:00 noon NAE Member Lunch
1:00 p.m. Public Session Begins
  Welcome and Appreciation for the Service of Irwin Jacobs
Dr. Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering
1:10 p.m. From Academic to Entrepreneur - My Adventures in Wireless with a Look Ahead
Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder and Director, Qualcomm, Inc.
1:45 p.m.

Next-Generation Wireless Communications: Telehealth
Dr. Urbashi Mitra, Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

2:30 p.m.

Spectrally Efficient Communication over Unreliable Channels
Dr. David Tse, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m.

Warehouse-scale Computing
Dr. Luiz Andre Barroso, Distinguished Engineer, Google, Inc.

4:30 p.m.

Edison2’s Winning Solution for the X-Prize and the Future
Mr. Bradley Jaeger, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Edison2

5:15 p.m. Reception

Approximately 100 middle and high school students who have expressed  interest in engineering have been invited to have lunch with the NAE members, to attend the program and stay on for the reception.  We talk a lot about the importance of getting young people, particularly underrepresented groups, interested in engineering and science.

The National Meeting provides an opportunity for you to have an impact on a young person's life by talking with them about what a career in engineering is like. The members who attended last year enjoyed immensely the opportunity to welcome the youngsters, to chat with them about their own experiences in engineering, and to encourage the students to pursue careers in science and engineering.  

The students came coached and primed to ask questions at both the symposium and of the NAE members, who commented that they wished more members had been available to chat with the students.