Design Interactive’s Chief Scientist Attends Engineering Symposium
Design Interactive’s (DI) Dr. Brent Winslow was nominated to attend the 2019 National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (FOE) in September. 87 of the nation’s engineers where selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Held in, South Carolina, research and technical engineers came together for a two and half-day event. Therefore, the goal of the FOE symposium is to bring together engineers from all disciplines, industries, universities, and federal labs. The purpose of the conference was to facilitate an exchange of ideas and promote collaboration across different fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity.
“500 individuals were nominated and submitted applications, with 100 chosen to attend.”
Dr. Brent Winslow, the Chief Scientist at DI, has over 15 years of experience in studying the central nervous system (CNS). His research has focused on studying the brain’s reaction to injury and disease. The goal of his research was to create therapeutic strategies and devices designed to restore normal brain function. Additionally, Dr. Brent is also active in advisory councils and advocacy groups from brain injury to bleeding disorders. Not to mention, he holds a membership on the Military Suicide Research Consortium. Lastly, Dr. Brent has also published several articles from in vivo electrophysiology to craniofacial reconstruction, and has presented work at various international bioengineering, neuroscience, and imaging conferences.
Dr. Brent earned a PhD degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah, where he researched the role of inflammation due to electrode implantation on neurogenesis and cognition. Prior to joining Design Interactive, Brent did post-doctoral work at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle WA aimed at describing the mammalian connectome, a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain, using genetic techniques, and multiphoton imaging, as well as the development of millimeter scale wireless devices.
“The goal of the FOE programs is to bring together engineers from all disciplines.”
After the event, I was able to catch up with Dr. Brent Winslow to get his feedback on how the event went.
How would you describe the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium?
The event was excellent! I was able to connect with engineers from across the United States. Current NAE members, deans from top engineering schools and few selected companies ( e.g. Boeing ) who supported the event nominated promising young engineers. I was able to represent DI as the chief scientist of the Biosignature Analytics division.
What is the purpose of bringing engineering’s from all disciplines together?
They stated that the purpose was to initiate engagement with NAE for the fellows, and focus mainly on fostering collaboration among attendees, along with presentation of some scientific concepts(advanced manufacturing, blockchain technology, engineering the genome, and autonomous vehicles).
Did you make any contacts?
I made a number of really good contacts with attendees, and we’re encouraged to submit proposals for a seedling grant from the Grainger Foundation with attendees we met at the FOE.
We are very excited about this accomplishment for Brent and we hope he can attend the conference again next year.
Design Interactive, Inc is a women owned technology company that empowers people through innovative technology. Located in Orlando, FL DI specializes in creating performance metrics, adaptive training systems and user interfaces.
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