May 5, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a Clean and Safe Energy Coalition teleconference featuring David Mullen, international representative for the utility department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mullen described his personal experience as an equipment operator at a nuclear power plant and the culture of safety and rigorous, ongoing training in the nuclear energy industry.
May 3, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an R&D Credit Coalition teleconference to discuss federal legislation that would promote domestic research and manufacturing.
April 28, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition briefing on "Earthquake Hazards and the Nation's Buildings," where structural engineers discussed the need for stricter earthquake codes and standards in U.S.
April 25, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden represented NSPE at an Industry Summit on Sustainability and Risk, sponsored by the Associated General Contractors and American Institute of Architects.
April 19, 2011
April 17, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden presented a webinar, "Engineering Public Policy," about how NSPE is making a difference for professional engineers in a challenging political climate embodied by a Congress divided against itself.
April 14, 2011
NSPE Treasurer Leanne Panduren, P.E., F.NSPE, Executive Director Larry Jacobson, and Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden met with Congressmen Joe Barton, P.E.
April 13, 2011
NSPE cosponsored the Society of Women Engineers's "Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM" Capitol Hill Day. The event included a congressional reception, where Representatives Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD-6), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3), and Silvestre Reyes (D-TX-16) spoke about the importance of broadening participation in STEM fields.
April 7, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a Council on the Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services meeting. NSPE is a founding member of COFPAES, an organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the Brooks Act (PL 92-582) and the use of qualifications-based selection.
April 6, 2011
NSPE President-Elect Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, LEED AP, was the keynote speaker at the Department of Transportation's "Engineers Move America," an event directed toward high-school students that recognizes the role of engineering in the nation's transportation program. In his address, Stone encouraged students to pursue careers in engineering to solve the challenges the world is facing.