September 25, 2017
UTRC welcomes next generation of technology leaders to Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is hosting the annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium at its headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut, this week. From Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, more than 100 engineers (ages 30-45) from across industry, academia and government will come together to discuss leading edge research and technical innovation happening in various engineering fields.

Attendees will attend presentations from subject matter experts, participate in breakout sessions and network with leaders from various industry sectors. Key session themes include Machines that Teach Themselves, Energy Strategies to Power Our Future, Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain, and Mega-tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work.

"We are honored to host this exciting event on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering," said Dr. David Parekh, corporate vice president, Research, and director, UTRC. "This symposium brings together the next generation of engineering leaders from all technology sectors, and provides an opportunity for collaboration and professional growth. Collaboration is at the heart of UTRC -- we depend on our ecosystem of partners to work together and develop solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The Frontiers of Engineering symposium provides a platform for us to expand that ecosystem and think critically about the future of innovation."

UTRC will showcase its building expertise during day three's Mega-tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work session. Marija Trcka, manager, Innovation Sourcing, UTRC, will serve as the session's co-chair, and Stephen Nichols, associate director, Passenger Experience Segment, Global Engineering, Otis Elevator Co., will deliver a presentation. Attendees will hear directly from industry experts on what the dynamic next generation of elevators, and how biomimicry will play a part in the future of mega-tall buildings.

About United Technologies Research Center
As the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries of science and technology. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California, and its subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland.

Contact: Stephanie Duvall, (860) 614-0783

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