March 29, 2012
Executive Director Larry Jacobson represented NSPE at a meeting with Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Craig Allen. The meeting, a small-group discussion with architecture, engineering, construction, and planning organizations, focused on improving the business environment for firms that perform A/E services in China.
March 22, 2012
NSPE Treasurer Leanne Panduren, P.E., F.NSPE, Vermont member Amanda Hanaway-Corrente, P.E., Executive Director Larry Jacobson, and Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden met with Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA-8) and staff to discuss the Good Samaritan Protection for Construction, Architectural, and Engineering Volunteers Act (H.R. 1145).
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 Memorial Institute Senior Director of Technology Partnership Practice
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.