June 14, 2012
NSPE joined the STEM Education Coalition in supporting an amendment that restored $51 million in funding to the Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships program. The Mathematics and Science Partnerships program is the only program within the Department of Education with the specific goal of improving student performance in math and science by enhancing teachers' subject-matter knowledge and teaching skills.
June 7, 2012
The Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services sponsored a forum for federal agency representatives and design professionals regarding A/E procurement issues. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI-2) discussed the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2012 (H.R.
May 22, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended The Atlantic Technologies in Education Forum. The forum focused on how technology may help students understand abstract concepts through games and enable teachers to provide more individualized learning paths. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director Tom Kalil served as the keynote speaker. Other speakers included News Corp.
May 17, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an American Association of Engineering Societies task force meeting to discuss celebrating the Morrill Act. The Morrill Act of 1862 established the federal land-grant university system, which now includes more than 100 institutions. The task force would like to recognize land-grant engineering programs' achievements as part of the law's sesquicentennial anniversary.
May 16, 2012
NSPE joined an international group of engineering societies in endorsing the U.N.'s "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative. The program seeks to ensure universal access to modern energy services, double energy efficiency rates worldwide, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.
May 9, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an American Association of Engineering Societies ad hoc task force meeting to discuss recognizing land-grant engineering programs' achievements as part of the Morrill Act's sesquicentennial anniversary. The Morrill Act of 1862 established the federal land-grant college system, which now includes more than 100 universities.
May 2, 2012
NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson and Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz met with representatives from the Society of Afghan Architects and Engineers. SAAE President and Kabul University professor Jamil Khalid, Afghanistan Ministry of Public Works procurement officer Dalia Akbarmir, and ManSab International Vice President Ahmad Wali Shairzay discussed the challenges of organizing an association for design professionals.
May 1, 2012
NSPE signed on to a letter from the STEM Education Coalition asking House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education a national priority as Congress considers the fiscal year 2013 budgets for the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies that provide resources for ed
April 20, 2012
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a Council on 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.