Santacruz Selected to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 23, 2020

Samantha Santacruz has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium.

samantha santacruz1000667Santacruz, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 85 of the nation's brightest early-career engineers to be selected to participate in the NAE’s 26th annual USFOE symposium.

Her research focuses on the engineering advancement of neuroprosthetics and their therapeutic applications for neurological disorders. Dr. Santacruz's lab investigates scientific questions related to understanding how neural patterns or states are learned as well as how to manipulate these processes.

Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will gather for the two-and-a-half day symposium, currently scheduled to take place February 25-27, 202, at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California.

“The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a talented group of young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovation and facilitate long-term collaborations,” said NAE President John L. Anderson. “These relationships are critical in developing creative engineering solutions to the world’s problems.”

The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.