School of Engineering Presents – National Academy of Engineering Northeast Regional Meeting, Engineering Solutions to Grand Challenges: From Computing to Biotechnology and Beyond...

Speakers and Presenters from 2022 Rensselaer RED Talks

Posted July 2022

On April 27th and 28th, 2022, Dean Shekar Garde and Dr. Georges Belfort hosted the Northeast Regional Meeting of the National Academy of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • Special guest speaker: Dr. Matt McCarthy, Weil Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, “Overwhelmed: Lessons from the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City”
  • Opening remarks by Dr. John L. Anderson, NAE, President of the National Academy of Engineering

Symposium 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, Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment, and Medicine
  • Dr. John E. Kelly III, NAE, Executive Vice President, IBM, The Future of Computing: Accelerated Discovery
  • Dr. Samir Mitragotri, NAE, Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Engineering Solutions to Future Health Challenges

Rensselaer RED Talks: Research, Education, and Discovery Presenters

  • Dr. Helen Zha, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Bioinspired Materials for Sustainability and Human Healthcare
  • Dr. Karyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Planetary Perspectives on Life's Emergence
  • Dr. Shayla Sawyer, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Reflections on the Role of Improvization: The Jazz of Engineering

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