IEEE-USA PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT FEDERAL POLICY AS SEEN ON CAPITOL HILL— JULY 27
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IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION
IEEE-USA PERSPECTIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
A DISCUSSION OF CURRENT FEDERAL POLICY AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON CAPITOL HILL
OUR SPEAKER—MS ALINE MCNAULL,
LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE, IEEE-USA
THURSDAY EVENING JULY 27, 2017
6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
DEVRY UNIVERSITY, POMONA
ABSTRACT of PRESENTATION:
IEEE-USA has the responsibility to represent the views of its IEEE members before the US Congress in all policy-formation, budgetary, appropriation and regulatory matters.
As Congress debates funding for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Departments of Defense and Energy as well as other federal research agencies, IEEE-USA has been working to promote agency programs that fund the engineering community. In particular, we have engaged with the Hill on issues including manufacturing programs, applied and basic energy research, and engineering and scientific programs at national labs. As Congress continues to debate funding for programs including ARPA-E, IEEE-USA’s Washington Office has sought to engage our members who can provide information about these vital science and technology programs to their representatives and senators. IEEE-USA’s Washington Office has also worked with the Hill to provide input into recent energy and NASA bills and this talk will provide an overview of both the funding legislation as well as the authorization and policy legislation under debate on Capitol Hill.
This is an opportunity for you, our Southern California members, to listen to and provide input to our IEEE-USA Washington DC based team.
Aline McNaull is a legislative representative for IEEE-USA. In this position, she focuses on energy, nuclear, aerospace, regulatory policy and research & development policy. Additionally she represents IEEE-USA in the broader science and engineering policy community through the Task Force on American Innovation, Energy Sciences Coalition, AAAS, Coalition for National Security Funding and Coalition for National Science Funding. She engages with IEEE members throughout the US and works with Congress and the federal science and engineering agencies to influence legislation, policy, and regulations. Prior to IEEE-USA, Aline was a policy associate at the American Institute of Physics where she focused on STEM education and research & development policy. Aline began her career as a multi-disciplinary engineer in semiconductor development at Raytheon and as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the optics division. She is currently pursuing her masters in International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University and holds bachelor’s degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College.
Q&A TIME TO FOLLOW PRESENTATION.
NOTE: We do expect that a number of topics of interest to engineers will be brought up at this Q&A session. This could include US government policy, employment and budget priorities. Please come with your questions. IEEE-USA representatives are you full-time representatives in the Washington DC arena.
This Presentation will be held on Thursday July 27, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
At DeVry University Pomona, 901 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
All IEEE Members and other engineers are welcome to attend. In order to plan for attendance and to provide refreshments, please register for this meeting on EVENTBRITE: