March 16, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a congressional briefing on "The Economic Benefits of Federally Funded R&D." Economist correspondent Vijay Vaitheeswaran moderated a panel discussion with Dow Chemical Company R&D Director of Innovation Sourcing and Sustainable Technologies Katie Hunt, Battelle M
March 14, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a congressional briefing on "STEM Education for an Innovative Workforce." The event featured a panel discussion of methods to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and the public policy needed to support these strategies.
March 13, 2012
March 8, 2012
March 7, 2012
NSPE President Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, LEED AP, NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson, and MATHCOUNTS Executive Director Lou DiGioia attended the launch of the MathAlive exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
February 28, 2012
NSPE will cosponsor the 2012 Engineering Public Policy Symposium, which will be held in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering Convocation and the American Association of Engineering Societies Awards. Entitled "Outlook for Federal Funding of Research and Development," the symposium will feature Administration officials, members of Congress, and congressional staff who will discuss the potential impact of proposed automatic spending reductions on future research priorities.
February 23, 2012
NSPE honored Steven Arndt, Ph.D., P.E., of the U.S.
February 18, 2012
February 16, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a briefing and press conference regarding the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2011 (H.R. 3634). Reps. Bill Huizenga (R-MI-2) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14) spoke in support of the legislation, which would require Unicor, a government-owned corporation that employs federal prisoners, to compete with the private sector for federal contracts to provide goods and services.
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a science and technology budget teleconference with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren and Office of Management and Budget Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science Sally Ericsson.