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Follow the people and organizations that have shaped the world of women in engineering and technology. SWE News Archives keep you abreast of all the major industry events, noteworthy publications and member achievements. Also access archived articles from our All Together newsletter.

Washington Spotlight August 2011

Department of Commerce Releases Two New STEM Reports, Including One Focused on Women in STEM The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) recently released two new reports that profile U.S. employment in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  Released in mid-July, the first report, titled “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” offers an inside look at STEM workers who are driving the nation’s innovation and competitiven...

Washington Spotlight July 2011

“Engineering Education for Innovation Act” Introduced in House and Senate A bill that would strengthen engineering education in K-12 schools was recently re-introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1951) and the Senate (S. 969). The bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and in the House by Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY). The bill was originally introduced last year. The Engineering Education for Innovation Act (...

Washington Spotlight June 2011

Third Round of Race to the Top Announced: $200 Million for Round 2 Runners-Up, $500 Million for Early Education On May 25, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced a third round of the Race to the Top (RTT) competition, which will award up to $200 million to the runners-up of the Round 2 competition and up to $500 million for a new joint initiative with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) called the “Early Learning Challenge.”  The Department received $700 million ...

Washington Spotlight May 2011

SWE Organizes 2nd Annual “Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM” Capitol Hill Day On April 13-14, SWE held the 2011 “Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” Capitol Hill Day. While there are a number of successful science and technology advocacy days on Capitol Hill, none focus solely on the need to strengthen the diversity of the STEM workforce. This is the second year that SWE has taken the lead in organizing this...

Washington Spotlight April 2011

SWE Co-Sponsors "STEM 101" Capitol Hill Briefing On March 10, SWE co-sponsored a briefing for new Members of Congress and their staff titled, "STEM 101: An Overview of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Policy and Issues." ASME organized the briefing, and ASME President-Elect Victoria Rockwell served as moderator. Hosted by the House STEM Education Caucus, Caucus Co-Chair Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) provided opening remarks, as did Caucus members Represe...

Washington Spotlight March 2011

SWE to Hold Capitol Hill Day April 13-14 The SWE Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Committee will once again organize a spring Congressional outreach day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event, which will take place April 13-14, will increase awareness of the need for and the importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.  Like last year, SWE will take the lead organizing this event, and is in the p...

Washington Spotlight February 2011

SWE to Hold Capitol Hill Day April 13-14 The SWE Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Committee will once again organize a spring Congressional outreach day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event, which will take place April 13-14, will increase awareness of the need for and the importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.  Like last year, SWE will take the lead in organizing this event, and is in th...

Washington Spotlight January 2011

SWE to Hold Capitol Hill Day April 13-14 The SWE Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Committee will once again organize a spring Congressional outreach day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event, which will be held April 13-14, will increase awareness of the need for and the importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.  Like last year, SWE will take the lead in organizing this event, and is in the p...

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