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Congressional Visits Day 2008

The 13th Annual SET Congressional Visits Day
On 4-5 March, some 40 U.S. IEEE members joined with like-minded members of the science, engineering and technology (SET) community in visits to congressional offices at the nation's Capitol complex in Washington, D.C. Thirty-six organizations were represented at this year's events.

Highlights from CVD 2008 included IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre presenting the 2008 George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award to Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) for his leadership and commitment to ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in science and innovation, and for his key role in securing the passage of the America COMPETES Act.

Participants in the two-day event were in Washington to remind lawmakers that balanced federal investment in science, engineering and technology is fundamental to the future of our nation's prosperity; and effective competitiveness and innovation policies will sustain U.S. technological leadership and encourage the development of a skilled, creative and competitive workforce.

IEEE members visited the offices of members of Congress, where they met with members and their key staff to discuss the importance of balanced and sustained federal investment.

Below are pictures representing some of the U.S. IEEE members in action.

U.S. IEEE members assemble at the U.S. Capitol Complex to meet with Congressional decision makers.

IEEE-USA's Pennsylvania contingent meets with Pennsylvania Representative Jim Gerlach (fourth from left).

IEEE members meet with Wendy Adams (center), legislative assistant to Colorado Representative Mark Udall.

New Jersey Representative Rush Holt

IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre presents Tennessee Representative Bart Gordon (left) with
the 2008 George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award.

Rep. Bart Gordon with two IEEE members.

IEEE members with New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (center).



Updated:  19 October 2006

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