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Mon, June 27, 2022
Eighty-four highly accomplished early-career engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 U.S.-based symposium. Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half day event. The participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
The symposium will be hosted by Amazon Sept. 21–23, 2022, in Seattle, Washington.
The symposium will explore four themes:
“The ability to envision what is not yet possible, to create solutions to today’s problems that benefit all of society in the future, and to be open, inclusive, and diverse in our thinking and the abilities of ourselves and others — these are the hallmarks of outstanding engineers,” said NAE President John L. Anderson. “The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering symposium helps foster this collaborative spirit in young U.S.-based engineers by bringing a diverse group together from different technical areas and work sectors to spark innovation, broaden their perspectives on new approaches to engineering problems, and develop long-term relationships that are critical in advancing our nation’s future.”
Since the program’s inception in 1995, nearly 5,000 early-career engineers have participated in previous symposia, many of whom have gone on to become national leaders in the engineering community, according to Anderson.
The following engineers were selected as general participants for 2022:
Oregon State University
University of Chicago
Luis Angel Bathen
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of California, Irvine
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Connecticut
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Maryland, College Park
Carnegie Mellon University
Argonne National Laboratory
University of Virginia
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
University of California, San Diego
IBM TJ Watson Research Center
University of California, Berkeley
Carrier Global Corp.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ohio State University
University of Minnesota
Idaho National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
University of Houston
Dhanushkodi Durai Mariappan
GE Global Research
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
Microsoft Research & Incubations
Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Hee Jeung Oh
Pennsylvania State University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Shell Global Solutions U.S.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson
General Motors R&D Center
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Raytheon Technologies Research Center
Texas A&M University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Southern California
University of Colorado Boulder
Florida A&M - Florida State University College of Engineering
PPG Industries Inc.
Air Force Research Laboratory
University of Michigan
University of Texas at San Antonio
NASA Langley Research Center
University of Iowa
Ford Motor Co.
Electric Hydrogen Co.
Facebook AI Research
James Holly Jr.
University of Maine
Evolved Energy Research
Amazon Alexa AI
Florida International University
U.S. Department of Energy
University of Delaware
Idalis Villanueva Alarcón
University of Florida
Timothy Lieuwen (Chair)
Arizona State University
In addition to The Grainger Foundation, sponsors for the 2022 U.S.-based symposium are Amazon, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and Cummins.
The mission of the NAE is to advance the welfare and prosperity 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.