National Academy of Engineering - Regional Meeting

National Academy of Engineering
Regional Meeting

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
April 29-30, 2020

Engineering Solutions to Grand Challenges:
From Computing to Biotechnology and beyond...

The School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is delighted to host a special regional meeting of the NAE on April 30th, 2020 in our Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.  The meeting offers a great opportunity to bring the NAE to our campus, to listen to world-class scientists and engineers talk about discoveries and technologies in computing, life sciences, advanced materials, and beyond that will pave the way for solutions to the grand challenges facing the world.

The meeting is open to all and free to attend. We encourage students, postdocs, and faculty to register in advance as the attendance is limited to 125 people.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Dinner: 6:00-8:30 PM (PRIVATE, NAE members and invited guests)
    with special dinner speech by

    Dr. Matt McCarthy
    Weil Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    “Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic”

Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • 8:15am – 9-45am NAE Members Meeting (PRIVATE)
    Business Meeting for NAE members
    Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Bruggeman Conference Room
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Symposium (open to public, lunch provided)
    Chairs:  Shekhar Garde, Dean of Engineering, and Georges Belfort, NAE, Institute Professor
    Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Howard P. Isermann ’42 Auditorium

Engineering Solutions to Grand Challenges: 
From Computing to Biotechnology and beyond…

Featuring:

  • Opening remarks by Honorable Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, NAE, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and by  Dr. John L. Anderson, NAE, President of the National Academy of Engineering
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Angela Belcher, NAE, James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Head, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Dr. John E. Kelley III, NAE, Executive Vice President, IBM
    • Dr. Samir Mitragotri, NAE, Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
    • Dr. Gregory Stephanopoulos, NAE, Willard Henry Dow Professor in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Details


Hotels

There are several hotel options to choose from within and around the university and the Capital District/Albany area. Following is a list of some of the hotels used for traveling guests of Rensselaer’s School of Engineering.

Hilton Garden Inn - Troy
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-1700

Courtyard Albany Troy/Waterfront
515 River Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 240-1000

Best Western Franklin Inn Troy
1 4th Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 274-8800

Holiday Inn Express
400 Old Loudon Road (Rt. 9)
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-6161

Closer to Airport:

Hilton Garden Inn – Albany Airport
800 Albany/Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 464-6666

The Desmond Hotel
600 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100


Additional Information

For additional information, contact Audrey Larkin Zurlo (larkia@rpi.edu)