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Mon, June 27, 2016
Eighty-three of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) 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.
The 2016 USFOE will be held on September 19-21 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., and will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: technologies for understanding and treating cancer, pixels at scale, water desalination and purification, and extreme engineering.
“The USFOE symposium gives our nation’s brightest younger engineers the opportunity to engage, collaborate, and develop long-term relationships that are critical to advancing our nation’s future. The USFOE is the only academy program that will never get out of date,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Air Products and Chemicals
Dow Chemical Company
Carnegie Mellon University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Space and Naval Space Warfare Systems Center
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
University of Michigan
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
PARC, A Xerox Company
Naval Research Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
University of Southern California
Itasca Consulting Group
Zephyrus Biosciences, Inc.
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
University of Maryland
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Sandia National Laboratories
Bell Labs, Nokia
Johns Hopkins University
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Ford Motor Company
University of Pennsylvania
Ohio State University
Procter & Gamble Company
Washington State University
Applied Materials, Inc.
Michigan State University
Johnson & Johnson
Michigan Technological University
Dow Corning Corporation
University of California, Santa Barbara
Colorado School of Mines
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ball Aerospace and Technologies
Julio Romero Aguero
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
United Technologies Research Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
University of California, Davis
Army Research Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
Robert Braun (chair)
The Dow Chemical Company
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Hazen and Sawyer
Space Exploration Technologies
University of Texas at Austin
Pennsylvania State University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of California, San Diego
Sponsors for the 2016 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Cummins Inc.
The mission of the 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 of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.