Cui Tao, Ph.D., SBMI associate professor, recently traveled to East Hanford, Conn. for the 2017 US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  

Symposium attendees are engineers between the ages of 30 and 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. Attendance at the 2.5 day USFOE symposium is by invitation only. Participants come from industry, academia and government and are nominated to attend by fellow engineers or organizations.

“Being nominated to participate in the symposium is a true honor as I had the opportunity to engage with some of the nation’s most talented and creative engineers,” stated Tao. “The symposium is the perfect place for collaboration and it allows us to both generate and share innovative approaches and practices across disciplines.”

This is not Tao’s first accomplishment for 2017 as she was named an awardee of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Barack Obama in Jan. of this year.

The NAE President, C. D. Mote, Jr. noted that “the Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a particularly talented group of young engineers whose early-careers span different technical areas, perspectives and experiences.”

This year’s symposium had four main areas of focus; Machines That Teach Themselves, Energy Strategies to Power Our Future, Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain and Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work.

Visit the Frontiers of Engineering website for more details on the symposium.

published on 10/2/2017 at 11:22 a.m.