NAE Convocation, Engineering Public Policy Symposium, and AAES Functions 2013
ASME took the lead in organizing the annual Engineering Public Policy Symposium which is funded by a grant provided by the United Engineering Founction. Approximately 120 Society leaders from 39 engineering organizations, representing more than two million engineers, attended the symposium which focussed on key issues before the administration and congress including the impact of sequestration on U.S. research budget. Speakers included Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chris Shank, Policy Director for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Ann Zulkosky, Senior Professional Staff with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Matt Hourihan, Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Martin Grueber, Research Leaders from Batelle, and Ambassador Alan Wolff, a member of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy at the National Academies.
Photo 1: TMS Executive Director, Jim Robinson, and President, Liz Holm; AIME Executive Director, Michele Lawrie-Munro, and President, George Luxbacher, and SME President, Jessica Kogel, Executive Director, Dave Kanagy, and Director of Government Affairs and Communications, John Hayden
Photo 2: AIME 2012 President, George Luxbacher, introducing a speaker at the Engineering Public Policy Symposium 2013
Photo 3: Martin Grueber of Batelle sharing their latest analyses at the Engineering Public Policy Symposium 2013
Photo 4: Symposium attendees, United Engineering Foundation Executive Director, Dave Belden, and President, Dennis Martenson (ASCE)
Photo 5: The 39 association sponsors of the 2013 Engineering Public Policy Symposium (supported by a UEF grant)