September 22, 2010
NSPE President Michael Hardy commented before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future on the role of professional engineers in nuclear safety. NSPE's comments focused on the ethics and sense of personal responsibility that influence a PE's decision-making process.
September 21, 2010
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The meeting included a report on broadband issues and a presentation on adoption of broadband technology on tribal lands. The FCC created the National Broadband Plan, a proposal to encourage the spread of high-speed Internet access.
September 16, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a new offering exclusively for Energy Star partners such as NSPE that allows members easy access to tools, resources, and recognition opportunities to deliver value to their clients and increase their own business opportunities." The Users Guide to Marketing Services and Products with Energy Star" is a compr
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released its K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education study," Prepare and Inspire: K–12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America's Future." The study makes specific recommenda
September 14, 2010
NSPE submitted comments to the National Partnership for Highway Quality on NPHQ's definition of highway quality. NPHQ's partners include the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and Associated General Contractors. The organization also has partnerships with Departments of Transportation in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an R&D Credit Coalition teleconference.
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended an Alliance to Save Energy briefing entitled " From Power Plant to Plug and Beyond: Energy Efficiency Opportunities Across the Smart Grid." Speakers included Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghof, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Direct
September 2, 2010
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology meeting. PCAST is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers who directly advise President Obama on policy in areas where an understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening America's economy.
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship teleconference. The council advises Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on policy relating to building small businesses and helps keep the department engaged in a regular dialogue with the entrepreneurship and small business communities.
August 31, 2010
NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson commented on the role of PEs in nuclear safety before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technology Subcommittee. Subcommittee Co-chair Per Peterson is a professional engineer. The Blue Ribbon Commission is part of the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.