The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academia, and government labs to discuss pioneering and leading edge engineering research. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding early career engineers to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders. Participation in this National Academy of Engineering function is by invitation-only following a competitive selection process.