February 22, 2011
A Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rulemaking in response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (PL 111-203) would require municipal advisors to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
February 17, 2011
NSPE sent a letter to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-21) in support of the Engineering Education for Innovation Act, which will be introduced in the coming weeks. The E2 for Innovation Act would provide grants to integrate engineering curricula and content into classrooms across the country.
Richard Sarles, P.E., General Manager of Washington, D.C.'s Metro, emphasized protecting public safety in a radio interview about Metro's budget shortfall and expected service cuts. Prior to becoming head of Metro, Sarles spent more than 25 years in the transit industry with New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
February 16, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the Alliance to Save Energy Great Energy Efficiency Day on Capitol Hill. Discussion focused on innovation in energy efficiency and how to make energy efficiency profitable for industry and affordable for consumers.
February 15, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden represented NSPE at a Coalition for National Science Funding meeting. NSPE is a member of CNSF, an alliance of more than 125 organizations united by a concern for the future of the national science, mathematics, and engineering professions. CNSF supports increasing national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs.
February 14, 2011
The focus of the September 2011 World Engineers' Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, will be "Engineers Power the World: Facing the Global Energy Challenge." Engineers, policymakers, and representatives of research and industry from all over the world will meet to discuss innovative solutions for providing energy for the world's population.
February 9, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a congressional briefing sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Deans' Council on "Engineering Education and Research: How Engineering Colleges Help the U.S.
February 8, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a National Science Foundation Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering meeting. The meeting included a discussion with NSF Director Subra Suresh on increasing participation by underrepresented groups in STEM fields and a review of the committee's draft biennial report to Congress.
January 27, 2011
NSPE sent a joint letter with the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition to President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar urging them to reconsider the decision to move the Solar Decathlon from the National Mall. The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
January 25, 2011
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration's Circulatory System Devices Panel.