Convocation Agenda and Presentations

April 28, 2014
08:30 AM – 08:50 AM
Welcome from the NAE
Dr. C.D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering
08:50 AM – 09:00 AM
Welcome from the AAES
Ms. Victoria Rockwell, Chair, American Association of Engineering Societies
09:00 AM – 01:30 PM
Session I - Resurgence of Oil & Natural Gas Based on Unconventional Resources
09:01 AM – 09:10 AM
Introduction to Session 1
Hon James Rispoli, P.E., Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment Management, U.S. Department of Energy
09:10 AM – 01:30 PM
The U.S. and Global Economic Implications from Unconventional Resources Development
Hon. Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
The Resource Base
Dr. Stephen Holditch, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University
Technologies that have made this Resurgence Possible
Dr. Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE President, Schlumberger Limited
Controlling Environmental Risks
Mr. Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Advisory, Environmental Defense Fund
The State of R&D
Mr. C. Michael Ming, P.E., General Manager, Oil & Gas Technology Center, GE Global Research
01:30 PM – 01:50 PM
Liquid Metal Battery: Innovation in Stationary Storage and Engineering Education
Dr. Donald Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014 Norm Augustine Award Winner
01:50 PM – 05:00 PM
Session II - Engineering Workforce and the U.S. Economic Renaissance - Opportunities and Barriers
01:51 PM – 01:55 PM
Introduction to Session II
Mr. Thomas Laughlin, Executive Director, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
01:55 PM – 02:10 PM
02:10 PM – 03:15 PM
The U.S. Engineering Workforce in the New Global Economy
Dr. Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and Director, Science and Engineering Workforce Project, NBER
Engaged Engineers at Work: Insights on What Matters Most
Dr. Romila Singh, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Industry Perspective on Workforce Needs
Mr. Gregory Sauter, P.E., Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer, AECOM; President, Engineers Without Borders USA
What is Needed from the Engineering Community and How to Drive Change
Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
03:45 PM – 05:00 PM
Moderated Discussion
05:00 PM