by Randy Atkins/NAE Senior Media and Public Relations Officer and
Deborah Silliman Wolfe/College of Engineering
Krystel Castillo, UTSA GreenStar Endowed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is one of eighty-nine of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.
“It is a great honor for me to have been invited and selected to participate in the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium this year,” said Castillo.
Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering 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.
During USFOE, Castillo will present her research work and discuss cutting-edge advances in diverse engineering fields as well as the current challenges faced by the industry sectors.
“I will also have to chance to expand my collaborative network by interacting with engineering leaders from industry, academia, and government labs to identify inter-disciplinary synergistic areas of research,” she said.
The 2015 USFOE will be held on September 9-11, at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., and will cover developments in four areas: cybersecurity, forecasting natural disasters, optical and mechanical materials, and engineering the search for earth-like exoplanets.
“The USFOE symposium brings together some of our nation’s brightest young engineering talents and gives them the opportunity to develop professional relationships that become critical their advancing our nation’s well-being throughout their careers,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr.
For orginal press release, visit http://www.nae.edu/Projects/MediaRoom/20095/130169/140147.aspx