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August 9, 2011

Shortly before the House adjourned for August recess, Reps. Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) and Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) introduced a resolution (H.R. 378) advocating the inclusion of science education in the accountability system set forth in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

August 5, 2011

The NSPE Board of Directors approved revisions to the Nuclear Electric Power position statement. The statement now reflects NSPE's position that professional engineers should be required to have direct supervision over all engineering design, operations, and maintenance decisions at nuclear power plants. Read more about NSPE's positions on important issues here.

July 26, 2011

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations attended a National Association of Business PACs discussion with Federal Election Commission Chair Cynthia Bauerly. NSPE is a member of NABPAC, an association that provides information on legal trends and best practices in political action committees.

July 19, 2011

July 15, 2011

The NSPE Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee met at the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas to discuss the committee's goals for the coming year and determine NSPE's primary public policy agenda for 2011–12. Based on committee discussions and a recent survey of NSPE members, NSPE will focus on the following federal issues:

May 26, 2011

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden represented NSPE at events in conjunction with High-Performance Building Week, sponsored by the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition.

May 19, 2011

National Engineers Week and the Future City Competition met with a delegation of urban planning leaders from the Middle East to discuss the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and how to engage students in engineering. The delegation was visiting the U.S.

May 18, 2011

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a congressional briefing entitled "Engineering Concepts in the K–12 Classroom." The briefing included a discussion of how engineering is currently taught at the K–12 level and how engineering concepts could be used to enhance science, mathematics, and technology teaching.

May 17, 2011

NSPE cosponsored the 2011 Engineering Public Policy Symposium, which was held in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering Convocation and the American Association of Engineering Societies Awards.

May 12, 2011

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-21) introduced the Engineering Education (E2) for Innovation Act (S. 969), which would provide grants to integrate engineering curricula and content into classrooms across the country.

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