Engineering at the National Science Foundation: Big Ideas, Emerging Frontiers, ERCs and More
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Columbus, OH 43210
Featured Speaker: Dawn Tilbury, PhD
Assistant Director for Engineering, National Science Foundation
Two years ago, NSF announced Ten Big Ideas for Future Investments. Engineers have the opportunity to contribute to all of these challenges, from Harnessing the Data Revolution to Understanding the Rules of Life. All of the Big Ideas require cross-disciplinary, convergent research to make significant progress on these important societal challenges. In addition to the Big Ideas, engineering research happens at the Emerging Frontiers and in Engineering Research Centers, two of many programs that are funded by the National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate. An overview of these and other opportunities will be provided, with time for Q&A.
About the Speaker
Dawn M. Tilbury leads the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG), which supports engineering research and education critical to the nation’s future and fosters innovations that benefit society. ENG is home to many NSF programs that foster innovation and technology transfer.
Tilbury is also a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests lie broadly in the area of control systems, including applications to robotics and manufacturing systems.
Tilbury has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a life member of the Society of Women Engineers.
She received a BS in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She earned an MS and PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.