Carnegie Mellon University
September 19, 2019

Whitefoot selected to attend Frontiers of Engineering symposium for emerging engineers

Kate Whitefoot, an Assistant Professor in the departments of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as one of the nation’s brightest emerging engineering leaders to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium in North Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 25-27. 

Roughly 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive invite-only symposium over two days to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; and Blockchain Technology.

The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines, industries, universities and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange, and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields to sustain and build U.S. innovative capacity.