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Tue, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON – Eighty-five of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 17th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The participants -- engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 315 applicants. They will come together for the three-day event later this summer.
“The young engineering innovators of today are solving the grand challenges that face us in the coming century,” said NAE President Charles M. Vest. “We are proud that our Frontiers of Engineering program brings this diverse group of people together and gives them an opportunity to share and showcase their work.”
The symposium will be held Sept. 19-21, 2011, at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., and will examine additive manufacturing, engineering sustainable buildings, neuroprosthetics, and semantic processing. Alfred Z. Spector, vice president of research and special initiatives at Google, will be a featured speaker.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
Anchor QEA LLC
Carnegie Mellon University
Battelle Memorial Institute
Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
GE Global Research
University of Maryland
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
University of California, Santa Barbara
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dow Chemical Co.
Westinghouse Electric Co.
University of Virginia
University of Arkansas
Cisco Systems Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
HRL Laboratories LLC
Weidlinger Associates Inc.
University of Notre Dame
General Motors Co.
Sandia National Laboratories
University of Pennsylvania
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Procter & Gamble Co.
Pixar Animation Studios
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Washington
University of California, Los Angeles
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
University of Southern California
Eastman Chemical Co.
Walt Disney Studios
Naval Research Laboratory
Pratt & Whitney
M. Scott Shell
Archer Daniels Midland Company
University of Arizona
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ford Research and Advanced Engineering
Yu An Sun
Xerox Research Center Webster
Colorado State University
Eastman Kodak Co.
Air Force Research Laboratory
Executive Office of the President
Texas A&M University
Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent
Xiaojing (John X.J.) Zhang
University of Texas, Austin
Speakers at this year's event are:
Medical Modeling LLC
Design Process Innovation
U.S. Green Building Council
Pennsylvania State University
University of Louisville
The organizers of the 2011 symposium are:
Andrew Weiner (Chair)
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Zhiqiang (John) Zhai
University of Colorado, Boulder
Sponsors for the 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are Google, The Grainger Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, STEM Development Office of the Department of Defense DDR&E Research Directorate, National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and Cummins Inc.
The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.
A meeting program and more information about Frontiers of Engineering is available at http://www.naefrontiers.org.