Ferrall-Fairbanks selected for German-American Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Dr. Meghan C. Ferrall-Fairbanks, assistant professor, was recently selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE) 2021.

The symposium will take place virtually March 17-19, 2021, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Ferrall-Fairbanks is one of 60 engineers chosen from across the United States and Germany.

Since 1995, NAE has held an annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium that brings together 100 highly accomplished early-career engineers from US universities, companies, and government to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields.

The GAFOE is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration between engineers performing exceptional research. It’s hoped the symposium interactions will spark and encourage the transfer of new techniques and approaches across engineering fields and create an international network of collaborating researchers.

Ferrall-Fairbanks earned her bachelor’s from the University of Florida and her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University. Her research focuses on using quantitative biology approaches to cultivate a mechanistic understanding of tumor heterogeneity and evolution to optimize cancer treatment strategies.