Design Interactive’s Chief Scientist, Brent Winslow Attends US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
On June 28, 2019 it was announced that 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 in September. 87 of the nation’s young engineers where selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Held in Boeing, South Carolina, early career engineers who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work would come together for a two and half-day event. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all disciplines, industries, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across 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) at multiple scales from a bioengineering perspective. His research has focused on studying the brain’s reaction to injury and disease and producing therapeutic strategies and devices aimed at restoring normal function. Brent has also been active in advisory councils and advocacy groups from brain injury to bleeding disorders, including membership on the Military Suicide Research Consortium, has published several articles from in vivo electrophysiology to craniofacial reconstruction, and has presented work in various international bioengineering, neuroscience, and imaging conferences.
Brent earned a PhD degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah, where he studied 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 using genetic techniques and multiphoton imaging, as well as the development of millimeter scale wireless biosensing 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 event?
The event was excellent. They noted that approximately 500 individuals were nominated and submitted applications, with 100 chosen to attend. Current NAE members, Deans from top engineering schools and few selected companies ( e.g. Boeing ) who supported the event nominated promising young engineers.
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 female owned a 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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