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November 23, 2010

Freese and Nichols, a Texas-based architecture and engineering firm, was honored with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership. The firm was one of seven organizations to be selected for this year's award.

November 22, 2010

The Infrastructure Security Partnership presented NSPE member Joe D. Manous Jr., P.E., Ph.D., D.WRE, with its Annual Award for Distinguished Leadership in Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Manous is an environmental engineer for the Institute for Water Resources at the Army Corps of Engineers.

November 17, 2010

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden represented NSPE at a Renewable Natural Resources Foundation congressional briefing, "Assessing America's Renewable Energy Future." The briefing featured presentations on wind, solar, and biomass energy and included speakers from the White House, USDA, universities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

November 16, 2010

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a stakeholder teleconference with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health regarding the External Defibrillator Improvement Initiative.

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a Coalition for National Science Funding meeting , where representatives from the National Science Foundation discussed t he Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science program.

November 10, 2010

The Council on the Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services sponsored a Qualifications-Based Selection Contracting for A&E Services workshop, where U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Architect-Engineer Management Bruce Ware, P.E., taught a sold-out crowd of agency and private-sector professionals.

November 9, 2010

NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson participated in a digital videoconference with the Department of Commerce and representatives of the government of Brazil regarding international business opportunities for the engineering profession, including infrastructure projects related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

November 8, 2010

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a STEM Education Coalition meeting. NSPE is a member of the STEM Education Coalition, which supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs for teachers and students at the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM-related programs. The coalition is composed of more than 1,000 diverse groups representing all sectors of the technological workforce.

November 2, 2010

NSPE member David McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-1) will become one of 92 freshman representatives when the 112 th Congress convenes in January. McKinley has been an NSPE member since 1972. NSPE-PAC supported his campaign for office.

NSPE sent a joint letter with the >STEM Education Coalition to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116, S. 3605).

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