2022 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 Symposium will be hosted by Amazon September 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Microbes - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Technology and Racial Justice and Equity; and Hydrogen: a New 'Universal' Energy Carrier for the Carbon-free Future; and Conversational AI. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity. 

The preliminary program is available here. More information will be posted at a later date.

We will reserve rooms for all attendees at the Grand Hyatt Seattle according to your response on the travel form and send you confirmation the week before the symposium. See detailed travel information on the tabs at right.

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working titles/topics only. Order of sessions TBD.)

Chair:  Timothy Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology  

MICROBES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Session Co-chairs: Gabriel Kwong, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anita Shukla, Brown University

Emergent Metabolic Dynamics in Microbial Communities
Arthur Prindle, Northwestern University

Materials-based Approaches to Prevent Biofilm-associated Infections
Caitlin Howell, University of Maine

Precision Delivery of Probiotics to Enhance Nutrition
Aaron Anselmo, VitaKey

“Life . . .Finds a Way”: Discovering and Deploying Microbial Solutions to Emerging Global Challenges
Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware

TECHNOLOGY AND RACIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY
Session Co-chairs:  Brooke Coley, Arizona State University, and Khalid Khadir, University of California, Berkeley

EV+: A Systems Approach to Transportation-related Disparities
Regan Patterson, University of California, Los Angeles 

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Engineering and Making Whiteness Visible
James Holly, Jr., University of Michigan

Unpacking the Hidden Curriculum in Engineering
Idalis Villanueva Alarcon, University of Florida

Resilient Engineering Identity
Monique Ross, Florida International University

HYDROGEN: A NEW ‘UNIVERSAL’ ENERGY CARRIER FOR THE CARBON-FREE FUTURE?
Session Co-chairs:  Jesse Jenkins, Princeton University, and Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine

The Critical Role of Hydrogen in a Net-zero Emissions Energy System
Ryan Jones, Evolved Energy Research

Hydrogen Earthshot: DOE’s Efforts to Catalyze a Clean Hydrogen Industry
Neha Rustagi, US Department of Energy

The Cutting-edge in Clean Electrolysis
Nemanja Danilovic, Electric Hydrogen Co.

The Value Proposition for Converting Biomass and Water Resources to H2
Josh Schaidle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

CONVERSATIONAL AI
Session Co-chairs:  Suma Bhat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jing Huang, Amazon Alexa AI

Conversational AI Systems: Current Progress and Future Directions 
Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, Facebook AI Research

Interaction and Language Grounding
Karthik Narasimhan, Princeton University

Seamless Natural Communication between Humans and Machines
Zhou Yu, Columbia University

Augmenting Conversational Data with Generative Conversational Networks
Alexandros Papangelis, Amazon Alexa AI

Upcoming
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September
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2022
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September
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2022
August 07, 2022 AT 06:56 AM
Seattle, Washington