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Suggested Citation:"A Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A Vision for the Future of Center-Based Multidisciplinary Engineering Research: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23645.
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Symposium Agenda

Symposium on Exploring a New Vision for Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research

National Academies Keck Center
Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2016

7:30 a.m. Light Breakfast and Registration
8:00 Welcome, Remarks from the Sponsor, and Goals for the Day

Introduction by David Walt, University Professor, Tufts University, Committee Co-Chair

France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

8:30 Panel 1. The Evolving Global Context for Center-Based Engineering Research

Arvind Krishna, Senior VP for Global Research, IBM

Eoin O’Sullivan, Director, Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, University of Cambridge

Jean-Lou Chameau, President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Panel 2. New Directions in University-Industry Interaction

David Parekh, Corporate VP for Research, United Technologies, and Director, UTRC

Thomas Siebel, Founder and CEO, C3 Energy

Kelly O. Sullivan, Manager, Institutional S&T Investments, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:30 Breakout 1
11:45 Break and Gallery Walk 1
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Presentations
Panel 3. Trends in Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Education

Richard Miller, President, Olin College of Engineering

Katherine Banks, Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M University

Andreas Cangellaris, Dean of Engineering, University of Illinois

Suggested Citation:"A Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A Vision for the Future of Center-Based Multidisciplinary Engineering Research: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23645.
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Panel 4. Emerging Best Practices in Translating University Research into Innovation

Frederic Farina, Chief Innovation and Corporate Partnerships Officer, California Institute of Technology

Orin Herskowitz, Director, Columbia Technology Ventures, Columbia University

Dean Chang, Associate Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland

2:30 Breakout Group 2
3:45 Break and Gallery Walk 2
4:15 Closing Plenary Talk

Introduction by Maxine Savitz, Honeywell (retired), Committee Co-Chair

John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

4:40 Final Comments

Co-Chairs

4:45 Adjourn and Reception
Suggested Citation:"A Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A Vision for the Future of Center-Based Multidisciplinary Engineering Research: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23645.
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Suggested Citation:"A Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A Vision for the Future of Center-Based Multidisciplinary Engineering Research: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23645.
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Out of concern for the state of engineering in the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) with the goal of improving engineering research and education and helping to keep the United States competitive in global markets. Since the ERC program’s inception in 1985, NSF has funded 67 ERCs across the United States. NSF funds each ERC for up to 10 years, during which time the centers build robust partnerships with industry, universities, and other government entities that can ideally sustain them upon graduation from NSF support.

To ensure that the ERCs continue to be a source of innovation, economic development, and educational excellence, NSF commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a 1-day symposium in April 2016. This event featured four plenary panel presentations on: the evolving global context for center-based engineering research, trends in undergraduate and graduate engineering education, new directions in university-industry interaction, and emerging best practices in translating university research into innovation. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the symposium.

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