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Brenna Argall to Participate in Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Argall is among 82 young engineers selected by the NAE

Northwestern Engineering’s Brenna Argall is among 82 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 25th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

Brenna ArgallThe event will take place September 25-27 at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, South Carolina.

This year’s symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: advanced manufacturing in the age of digital transformation, engineering the genome, self-driving cars’ technology and ethics, and blockchain technology.

“The USFOE symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together bright young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovative ideas and to facilitate, what often turn out to be, career-long collaborations,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “When you foster a creative space for engineers to collaborate and work together, experience shows that the possibilities are endless.”

Argall is an associate professor of computer science and mechanical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, rehabilitation robotics, and machine learning. Her lab works to incorporate robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines for people with motor impairments.