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Thu, June 21, 2012
WASHINGTON – Seventy-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 300 applicants.
“Our nation’s health, quality of life, and security will depend on the engineering achievements of the 21st century,” said NAE President Charles M. Vest. “The Frontiers of Engineering program gives young engineering pioneers the opportunity to collaborate and share approaches across fields. We believe those interactions will generate new ideas for improving the future.”
The symposium will be held on Sept. 13-15, 2012, at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., and will examine serious games, vehicle electrification, climate engineering, and engineering materials for the biological interface. Alan I. Taub, retired vice president of General Motors global research and development, will be a featured speaker at the symposium.
The following engineers were selected as general participants
University of California, Berkeley
University of Southern California
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dow Chemical Co.
University of Texas, Austin
Carnegie Mellon University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Zhiqun (Daniel) Deng
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
GE Global Research
North Carolina State University
Johns Hopkins University
Ford Motor Co.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Aurora Flight Sciences
University of Michigan
National Science Foundation
LaShanda Teresa Korley
Case Western Reserve University
University of California, Santa Barbara
T.C. Michael Law
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
University of Pittsburgh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
W. David Merryman
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Applied Communication Sciences
Procter & Gamble Co.
University of Florida
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Xerox Webster Research Center
University of Pennsylvania
Peter van Beek
SHARP Laboratories of America Inc.
University of California, Riverside
University of Maryland
Speakers at this year's event are
Electric Power Research Institute
University of Washington
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Michigan State University
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Naval Research Laboratory
he organizers of the 2012 symposium are
Kristi Anseth (chair)
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Arizona
Sponsors for the 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are General Motors, the Grainger Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and Cummins Inc.
The mission of NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies (along with the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council), an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science and technology.