May 2014

Industrial Exemption
ID: PS14-07 Supports the industrial exemption for companies that are properly insured and have the necessary policies, procedures and safeguards in place to assure compliance with laws, standards and practices.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

Energy Sciences Coalition Statement on FY15 Budget for the U.S. Department of Energy
ID: PS14-06 Sign-on letter from the Energy Sciences Coalition to the House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees supporting DOE Science and ARPA-E funding In the FY 15 budget process.
Issued By: Energy Science Coalition

ASME ISCFRD DOD Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2015 Budget for the Department of Defense (DOD)
ID: PS14-05 DOD Urges additional support for DOD's science and technology programs in the FY 2015 budget request.
Issued By: Chair, ISCFRD DOD Task Force

April 2014

Task Force on American Innovation Letter on the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act
ID: PS14-04 Letter from the Task Force on American Innovation expressing concerns over the funding levels proposed in the House Science Committee FIRST Act.
Issued By: ASME Vice President, Government Relations

March 2014

Task Force on American Innovation Letter on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
ID: PS14-03 Letter from the Task Force on American Innovation encouraging the real growth for research funding in the Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations bills.
Issued By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

February 2014

No Position Statements

January 2014

Task Force on American Innovation Statement FY14 Omnibus Appropriation
ID: PS14-02 Letter from the Task Force on American Innovation supporting FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations legislation for its Research and Development funding.
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation

Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 Support Letter
ID: PS14-01 Letter Supporting House and Senate Versions on the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2013
Issued By: Manufacturing Engineering Division

December 2013

Coalition for National Science Foundation Funding's Response to FIRST Act Draft Letter
ID: PS13-23 Sign-on draft letter from CNSF re: House Committee on Science, Space & Technology's discussion of FIRST Act.
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Foundation Funding

Energy Sciences Coalition Sign-on Letter FY14 Budget Process
ID: PS13-22 Energy Sciences Coalition Sign-on Letter FY14 Budget Process to the House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees support of DOE Science and ARPA-E Funding
Issued By: ASME Vice President, Government Relations

November 2013

No Position Statements

October 2013

Addressing the Innovation Deficit
ID: PS-21: Task Force on American Innovation letter calling for Congress to address the innovation deficit investing Scientific research and STEM education.
Issued By: The Task Force on American Innovation

ASME Testimony to the National Action Council on Minorities in Engineering: NACME Special Session: Advancing URMs in Education and Careers
ID: PS-20: Testimony expressing ASME's Support for a truly diverse and inclusive STEM workforce and outlining some related policy recommendations
Issued By: ASME, Vice President, Education

September 2013

No Position Statements

August 2013

Real and Sustained Growth for America COMPETES Act
ID: PS13-19:  Letter supporting real and sustainable growth in funding for America COMPETES Act Reauthorization
Issued By: ASME, Vice President, Government Relations

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
ID: PS13-18:  Letter urging increased funding for NIH in the Administration's FY 2014 budget.
Issued By: NIH Task Force

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) FY 2014 Budget Request
ID: PS13-17:   Letter urging increase funding for NASA in the Administration's FY 2014 budget.
Issued By: NASA Task Force

Support for the International Space Station (ISS)
ID: PS13-16: Letter urging continued support for the ISS through at least 2028.
Issued By: NASA Task Force

Letter from ASME President Kotb re: ASME's support for the next generation science standards (NGSS) 
ID: PS13-15: Letter commends the state-led writing team's work on NGSS, especially its inclusion of engineering content.
Issued By: Callie Tourigny, Chair Pre-college Education.

July 2013

Funding of the NASA Space Technology Support Program
ID: PS13-14: Coalition letter in support of funding the NASA Space Technology Support Program at $740 million.
Issued By:
Coalition for NASA Funding.

ASME ISCFRD NSF Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2014 Budget for the National Science Foundation
ID: PS13-13: Urges additional support for NSF's engineering directorate, STEM education programs, and research grants for the FY 2014 budget request.
Issued By: ISCFRD NSF Task Force

Outside Witness Testimony for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2014 Budget request
ID: PS13-12: NIST Task Force Outside Witness Testimony for FY 2014 budget.
Issued By: NIST Taskforce.

ASME ISCFRD DOD Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2014 Budget for the Department of Defense (DOD)
ID: PS13-11: Urges additional support for DOD's science and technology programs in the FY 2014 budget request.
Issued By: ISCFRD DoD Task Force

Coalition Letter Supporting ARPA-E
ID: PS13-10: Letter to Congress in support of the Senate Appropriations Committee's FY 2014 funding level for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy.
Issued By: Energy Science Coalition

MER Division Statement on Bag house Filter Removal
ID: PS13-09: Endorses a multi-society statement on Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facility bag house filter removal procedures.
Issued By:
MER Division

May 2013

Principles for Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act
ID: PS13-06: Letter to Congress with a set of core guiding principles that are critical to a successful reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.
Issued By: Original Authors of the Rising Above the Gathering Storm Report

Coalition letter regarding the NSF Merit Review Process
ID: PS13-07: Letter to Congress from the Coalition for National Science Funding supporting the National Science Foundation's merit review process following recent Congressional actions.
Issued By:
Coalition for National Science Funding

Licensing That Works Coalition letter in opposition to legislation that would require anyone seeking licensure as a professional engineer in Vermont to obtain a master's degree or its equivalent (MOE)
ID: PS13-05: Letter to Vermont Board of Professional Engineering and Vermont House Committee on Government Operations regarding the Coalition's position on MOE
Issued By:
Licensing That Works Coalition

April 2013

ASME, APLU, AAU Joint NNMI Amendment Thank You Letter
ID: PS13-04: Letters to Senators Brown and Blunt thanking them for introducing and passing an amendment to the Senate budget resolution to fund the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program
Issued By:
ASME, APLU, AAU

February 2013

Science and Engineering Community Letter to Congress re: upcoming sequestration
ID: PS13-03: Urges Congress against severe budget cuts to science and engineering programs
Issued By:
Science and Engineering Community

NDD Coalition Letter on "Budget Sequestration"
ID: PS13-02: Urges Congress and the Administration to work together to develop a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to non-defense discretionary programs.
Issued By: Non-Defense Discretionary (NDD) Coalition

January 2013

ASME Board on Education Comments on the Second Public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards
ID: PS13-01: Letter expressing the Board on Education's support of the inclusion of engineering practices in the National Generation Science Standards and providing comments on the draft standards.
Issued By:
ASME Board on Education

December 2012

Coalition Letter on the Fiscal Cliff and Sequestration
ID: PS12-30: Urges both branches of government to work together to achieve a bipartisan compromise that avoids the fiscal cliff and protects crucial investments in science and technology.
Issued By:
R&D Coalition.

November 2012

ASME Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Sequestration Letter to Congress.
ID: PS12-28: Urges House and Senate leadership to reach a budget deal which protects science and engineering program funding.
Issued By: ASME Board on Education.

ASME Student and Early Career Budget Sequestration Letter to Congress.
ID: PS12-29: Urges House and Senate leadership to reach a budget deal which protects science and engineering program funding.
Issued By: ASME Students and Early Career Development Council

October 2012

Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) coalition letter on the Budget Sequestration Process
ID: PS12-27: Expresses concern about the effect of automatic spending cuts on federally funding basic scientific research. ASME is a long-standing member of the TFAI
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI).

July 2012

ASME IAB letter on the Budget Sequestration Process
ID: 12-26: Expresses concern about the effect of automatic spending cuts on federally funding basic scientific research and US technological competitiveness
Issued By: ASME Industry Advisory Board

Coalition Letter on "Budget Sequestration"
ID: 12-25 Urges Congress and the Administration to work together to develop a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to non-defense discretionary programs
Issued By: Coalition

June 2012

Energy-Water Nexus Position Statement
ID: 12-24 Position statement discussing the interdependency of energy and water usage within water and power systems.
Issued By: ASME Board on Government Relations and Center for Research and Technology Development (CRTD).

ASME ISCFRD NIH Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2013 Budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ID: 12-22 Urges support for the FY 2013 budget for NIH's National Institute, Of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Issued By: ISCFRD NIH Task Force

ASME ISCFRD DOD Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2013 Budget for the Department of Defense (DOD)
ID: 12-21 Urges additional support for DOD's science and technology, Programs in the FY 2013 budget request.
Issued By: ISCFRD DOD Task Force

Coalition on National Security Research FY 2013 Funding Statement
ID: 12-20 Urges support for the FY 2013 budget for Dept. of Defense Science and Technology research accounts.
Issued By: Coalition on National Security Research

ASME Board on Education Comments on the Administration's Design Principles for Federal STEM Investments
ID: 12-19 Letter outlining the Board on Education's comments related to the general investment design principles and the principles related to investments targeting underrepresented groups
Issued By: Board on Education

ASME Board on Education Comments on the Next Generation Science Standards
ID: 12-18 Letter expressing the Board on Education's support of the inclusion of engineering practices in the National Generation Science Standards and providing comments on the engineering-specific standards
Issued By: Board on Education

May 2012

International Engineering Societies Call on Governments to Support the United Nations “Sustainable Energy for All” Initiative
ID: 12-17 Endorses a new UN global initiative, “Sustainable Energy for All” aimed at achieving three interlinked objectives by 2030.
Issued By: ASME, IEEE and other engineering societies

Outside Witness Testimony for Environmental Protection Agency FY 2013 Budget request
ID:12-16 EPA Task Force Outside Witness Testimony for FY 2013 budget.
Issued By: ASME EPA Task Force

The Need for Additional U.S. Coal Fired Power Plants
ID: 12-15 Updated EnComm position statement on Coal Fired Power Plants
Issued By: ASME Energy Committee

STEM Education Coalition Letter to support STEM education-related appropriations in FY13
ID: PS12-14 Letter urges Congress to strongly support STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, and other science and engineering federal agencies
Issued By: STEM Education Coalition

Letter of endorsement of the "Broadening Participation in STEM Education Act"
ID: PS12-13 Letter expressing support for Representative Johnson's diversity-related bill, which would award grants to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups receiving degrees in STEM Issued By: ASME Board on Education

April 2012

Letter Opposing the "Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)"
ID: PS12-11 Endorsed by 81 scholarly publishers, this letter opposes the "Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)" as introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 4004) and U.S. Senate (S.2096)
Issued By: Publications Committee

March 2012

ASME ISCFRD NSF Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2013 Budget for the National Science Foundation
ID: PS12-10 Urges additional support for NSF's engineering directorate, STEM education programs, and research grants for the FY 2013 budget request.
Issued By: NSF Task Force

Outside Witness Testimony for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2013 Budget request
ID: PS12-09 NIST Task Force Outside Witness Testimony for FY 2013 budget.
Issued By: NIST Task Force

ASME Aerospace Division Position Statement on the FY 2013 Budget for NASA
ID: PS12-08 Urges additional support for NASA's Aeronautics and Education programs and supports Space Technology investments.
Issued By: NASA Task Force

Outside Witness Testimony for Department of Energy FY 2013 Budget Request
ID: PS12-07 EnComm position statement on FY 2013 DOE budget.
Issued By: Energy Committee (EnComm)

February 2012

Mandatory Educational Requirements for Engineering Licensure
ID: PS12-06 Paper outlines ASME's recommendations for mandatory educational requirements for engineering licensure, as well as summarizes ASME's opposition to the master's or equivalent (MOE) position.
Issued By: Board on Students and Early Career

Diversity and Inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce: A Strategic Global Imperative
ID: PS12-05 Provides guiding principles and policy recommendations for ASME's diversity and inclusion activities
Issued By: Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee

Coalition Letter to Chairman Kline regarding House Elementary and Secondary Education Act bills
ID: PS12-04 Letter outlines the STEM Education Coalition's recommendations toimprove the House ESEA bills
Issued By: STEM Education Coalition

Coalition for National Science Funding Letter on the GRANT Act
ID: PS12-03 Coalition for National Science Funding letter noting concerns about provisions in H.R. 3433, the GRANT Act, which could damage the peer review process for government grants and undermine the intellectual property rights of grant applicants.
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding

January 2012

Letter urging Congress to repeal Section 24 of H.R. 2845 (P.L112-90) that deals with incorporation of standards by reference
ID: PS12-02 Coalition letter that opposes provision that it will hinder ability to protect intellectual property rights.
Issued By: ASME Standards and Certification

Letter responding to a "Request for Information (RFI)" issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on "Public Access"
ID: PS12-01 In November 2011, OSTP issued a request for information on "Open Government Recommendations on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research"
 Issued By: ASME Publications Committee

December 2011

Waste-to-Energy and Materials Recovery
ID: PS11-33 The case for the inclusion of waste-to-energy technology as part of a balanced fuel mix.
Issued By: ASME Materials & Energy Recovery (MER) Division

November 2011

STEM Education Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership in support of STEM education appropriations in FY 2012
ID: PS11-32 Letter expressing support for STEM education programs at the Department of Education and National Science Foundation in FY 12, especially the Department's Math and Science Partnership Program, Issued By: STEM Education Coalition

October 2011

ASME Comments on the report of the “Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Energy Future.”
ID: PS11-31 This letter contains comments related to the Blue Ribbon Commission Report on America's Nuclear Future.
Issued By: ASME

Coalition Letter Prepared by AAAS urging the Deficit Reduction Cmte. to support research.
ID: PS11-30 Letter urges the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction to provide support for federal research and development budget activities.
Issued By: NSF Task Force

Coalition for National Security Research support letter to the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction
ID: PS11-29 Coalition letter of support for basic research activities at the Department of Defense (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research accounts).
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

STEM Education Coalition Letter of Support for the “Preparing Students for Success in the Global Economy Act
ID: PS11-26a Letter endorsing Sen. Merkley's broad-based STEM bill, which reauthorizes the Department of Education's Math and Science Partnership program
Issued By: STEM Education Coalition

Letter of endorsement of the “Preparing Students for Success in the Global Economy Act”
ID: PS11-26 Letter expressing support for Senator Merkley's broad-based STEM bill, which focuses on innovation through a variety of best practices, i.e. hands-on engineering competitions and STEM master teacher corps
Issued By: Public Affairs & Outreach

Coalition letter urging Congress to Fund the “Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2011,” S. 948
ID: PS11-25 This letter outlines the need for federal support for the acceleration in the development of electric vehicles.

September 2011

ASME Resolution: Commitment to Peer Review
ID: PS11-24 Reaffirms ASME's commitment to the practice of peer review as a crucial part of the allocation of funds in support of the Nation's research and development endeavor.  General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME

Strengthening the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
ID: PS11-23 Document outlining the US manufacturing programs and the role of Government in supporting manufacturing innovation.  General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME

NSF Task Force Letter on Merit Review
ID: PS11-22 ASME NSF Task Force letter supporting NSF merit review process.
Issued By: NSF Task Force

NIST Task Force Letter Supporting the TIP and AMTECH Programs
ID: PS11-21 ASME NIST Task Force letter supporting full funding for the Technology Innovation Program and American Manufacturing Technology Consortia at the National Institute of Standards And Technology (NIST)
Issued By: NIST Task Force

August 2011

Letter from ASME EED and Power Division Urging EPA to Adopt Technically Neutral Stance in Power Plant Rulemaking
ID: PS11-20 Letter urging EPA to adopt technologically neutral position. To reduce fish casualties from water cooling towers.
Issued By: ASME Materials Division

July 2011

Materials Genome Initiative Professional Society Coalition Letter
ID: PS11-19 Professional society coalition letter to support the Obama Administration's proposed Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)

June 2011

STEM Education Coalition Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership re: ESEA Reauthorization
ID: PS11-18 Letter from the STEM Education Coalition providing recommendations for the upcoming Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization to the Senate HELP Committee.

May 2011

Letter of Endorsement of STEM Master Teacher Corps Act
ID: PS11-17 Letter from the ASME Center for Public Awareness expressing support for the STEM Master Teacher Corps Act, which would offer career advancement opportunities and higher pay to the top five percent of K-12 STEM teachers.

ISCFRD DOD Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2012 Budget Request for the Department of Defense
ID: PS11-16 Provides funding rational and justification for DOD's core science and technology accounts in the FY 2012 budget request.

ASME Bioengineering Division Position Statement on the FY 2012 Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
ID: PS11-15 Supports the President's FY 2012 budget request for the NIH and the NIH's National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Position Statement of the ASME EPA Task Force on the FY 2012 Budget Proposal For The Environmental Protection Agency
ID: PS11-14Statement recognizes budget constraints, but urges additional funding for the Homeland Security programs funded within the EPA budget request, as well as additional security enhancements to our water supply

Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) letter supporting the DOE FY 2012 budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science
ID: PS11-13 Statement supports the funding for DOE Office of Science outlined in the President's FY 2012 Budget

Dear Colleague letter written by Members of Congress, for members of Congress requesting support of the DOE Office of Science FY12 budget
ID: PS11-13A

April 2011

ISCFRD NASA Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2012 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ID: PS11-12 Supports revitalization of research at NASA as laid out in the President’s FY 2012 budget request. Emphasizes need for robust Investment in US aeronautics and aerospace research

ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the Department of Energy’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request
ID: PS11-11 The ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the President’s FY 2012 request to Congress. This document highlights programs that directly and indirectly impact mechanical engineering

Position statement of the ASME NIST Task force on the FY 2012 budget proposal for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
ID: PS11-10 Statement supports the funding for NIST labs and encourage the Administration to support previous efforts to support manufacturing funding and innovation through programs such as TIP and MEP

Coalition for National Security Research FY 2012 support letter
ID: PS11-09 Coalition letter of support for basic research activities at the Department of Defense (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research accounts)

Position statement of the ASME NSF Task force on the FY 2012 budget proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
ID: PS11-08 Statement supports FY 2012 funding for NSF research and education activities

March 2011

Task Force on American Innovation Letter Supporting FY11 DOE Science and Education Budget Request
ID: PS11-07 Broad coalition letter of support for science and engineering research appropriations for FY 2011

February 2011

ASME Letter from Bob Simmons to the U.S. House of Representatives Supporting DOE Office of Science
ID: PS11-06 ASME letter to support science, engineering, and STEM education projects in the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution, H.R. 1.

Letter of Endorsement to Senate and House Sponsors of the Engineering Education for the Innovation Economy Act
ID: PS11-05 Letter from the ASME Center for Public Awareness expressing support for the Engineering Education for the Innovation Economy Act (the E2 For Innovation Act)

January 2011

Expanding Nuclear Power in the United States
ID: PS11-04 Issued By: Nuclear Engineering Division and Energy Committee, ASME Knowledge and Communities Sector

Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade
ID: PS11-03 Updated position statement addressing technical barriers to trade and best practices for enhancing American exports in emerging economies worldwide.

Securing America's Energy Future
ID: PS11-02 Securing America's Energy Future updated position statement addressing different sources of energy, the workforce and energy infrastructure.

Engineering America's Future Economic Growth through Technical Innovation
ID: PS11-01 Document outlining history of nuclear power industry in the US and recommendations for continued use, and growth of the nuclear power industry moving forward.

December 2010

Engineering Energy Policy Alliance coalition letter urging Congress to Fund the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program
ID: PS10-35 This letter recognizes the dire state of energy technology development within the U.S. as well as the ability of ARPA-E to catalyze this industry to improve the nation's energy future.

Engineering Energy Policy Alliance coalition letter urging Congress to Fund the "Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010," S. 3495
ID: PS10-34 This letter outlines the need for federal support for the acceleration in the development of electric vehicles.

November 2010

Letter from ASME MER urging Tennessee Valley Authority to Recognize WTE as a resource for electricity moving forward
ID: PS10-33 Letter from ASME MER urging Tennessee Valley Authority to revise Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) report to include WTE. Includes copy of NYT article as well as PS08-22.

Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Passage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act in the Lame-Duck Legislative Session
ID: PS10-32 Letter encourages the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Act when they return after the fall election.

Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Funding for STEM Programs at the Department of Education (ED) and National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Final FY 2011 Appropriations Bills
ID: PS10-31 Letter supports the highest possible funding levels for STEM education programs at ED and NSF in FY 2011

Letter to Representative Woolsey endorsing her bill, the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act of 2010
ID: PS10-30 Letter in support of H.R. 6078, which would provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies and careers in STEM.

Letter to Senator Shaheen endorsing her bill, the Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act of 2010 (S. 3732)
ID: PS10-29 Letter in support of S. 3732, which would provide competitive funding to states and local school districts allowing participation in quality non-traditional high school-level STEM programs.

Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) letter to House Appropriations Committee expressing concern for FY 2011 appropriations figures for the DOE Office of Science
ID: PS10-28 ESC Letter urging House Appropriations Committee members to Support higher funding for the DOE Office of Science to improve the Nation's energy future.

September 2010

Task Force on American Innovation Letter to the President's Deficit Reduction Commission
ID: PS10-27 Letter counseling recognition of the importance of federal investments in research and innovation as they develop recommendations to stabilize the Federal deficit by 2015.

Permanent Extension of the Research and Development Tax Credit
ID: PS10-26 This letter calls for a permanent extension and enhancement of the tax credit to place it in line with incentives offered by other leading OECD countries.

Support for Small Business Innovation Research Reauthorization
ID: PS10-25 Letter supporting the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.

July 2010

ASME ISCFRD DOD Task Force Letter supporting Department Defense of Defense Science and Technology efforts in the FY 2011 Budget.
ID: PS10-24 Letter to Committee Chairs urging them to support Department of Defense Science and Technology / Research and Development Initiatives in the FY 2011 budget.

Section 127, the Employer Educational Assistance is due to expire at the close of 2010
ID: PS10-23 This provision allows engineers to stay abreast of the latest technology by allowing employers to provide $5,250/yr in tax free reimbursement.

June 2010

Coalition Letter Supporting the Gas Turbine Efficiency Act, S. 2900
ID: PS10-22 Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman and Ranking Member to ask for their support for The Gas Turbine Efficiency Act or S. 2900

Letter urging support for the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2007
ID: PS10-21 Letter to Committee Chairs urging them to support the America COMPETES Act as passed by the Senate and urging specific support for DOE Programs: ARPA-E; Re-Energyse and Innovation Hubs

April 2010

Reauthorization of the "America COMPETES Act."
ID: PS10-19 Letter expressing support for the reauthorization of the "America COMPETES Act," bipartisan legislation passed in 2007 and currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress.

"Strengthening Pre-College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the US: A Technological Literacy and Workforce Imperative
ID: PS10-20 Recommendations for pursuit of STEM coursework; recruiting/training/retaining STEM teachers; research; inclusion of technology and engineering concepts in K-12 promotion; and fostering partnerships

Letter from ASME SWPD urging lawmakers to support Waste-to-Energy as part of any renewable energy standard.
ID: PS10-17 Letter to members of U.S. Senate requesting that WTE be added to the list of acceptable technologies for any renewable energy standard.

ISCFRD NASA Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2011 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ID: PS10-18 Supports revitalization of basic research at NASA as laid out in the President's FY 2011 budget request. Emphasizes need for robust investment in US aeronautics and aerospace research.

Reauthorization of the "America COMPETES Act"
ID: PS10-13 Letter expressing ASME's support for the reauthorization of the "America COMPETES Act," bipartisan legislation passed in 2007 and currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress.

ISCFRD NIH Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2011 Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health
ID: PS10-16 Supports bioengineering related research accounts in the FY 2011 Budget request for NIH, emphasizing the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

ISCFRD DOD Task Force Position Statement on the FY 2011 Budget Request for the Department of Defense
ID: PS10-15 Provides funding rational and justification for DOD's core science and technology accounts in the FY 2011 budget request.

Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) COMPETES Reauthorization Support Letter
ID: PS10-14 This letter expresses the TFAI's support for reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.

March 2010

Position statement of the ASME EPA Task force on the FY 2011 budget proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency
ID: PS10-11 Statement recognizes budget constraints, but urges addt'l funding for Homeland Security programs funded within the EPA budget request, and addt'l security enhancements to our water supply

Position statement of the ASME NIST Task force on the FY 2011 budget proposal for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
ID: PS10-10 Statement supports the funding for NIST labs and encourage the Administration to support previous efforts to support manufacturing funding and innovation through programs such as TIP and MEP.

STEM Coalition Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Leadership regarding recommendations for the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act Reauthorization
ID: PS10-12 Provides recommendations for policymakers to strengthen the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which will be reauthorized this year.

ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request
ID: PS10-09 The ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the President's FY 2011 request to Congress. This document highlights programs that directly and indirectly impact mechanical engineering.

Coalition for National Science Funding Fiscal Year (FY) 2011Funding Statement
ID: PS10-08 This statement endorses the President's FY 2011 federal budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and outlines key activities funded by the NSF.

STEM Education Coalition Letter to PCAST Outlining the Coalition's STEM Education Priorities
ID: PS10-07 Letter supporting initiatives in the America COMPETES Act and Higher Education Act, as well as the increased inclusion of technology and engineering in STEM

Energy Sciences Coalition letter requesting Congressional support for the DOE Office of Science budget request for FY 2011
ID: PS10-05 The undersigned request that Congress fulfill the Administration's request for the Department of Energy Office of Science for the FY 2011 Budget to retain American competitiveness.

February 2010

Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) statement on fiscal year 2011 Presidential budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD)
ID: PS10-06 CNSR statement supporting the President's FY11 budget request, and the shared DOD-Congressional goal of bringing defense science and technology account funding to 3% of DOD's baseline budget.

Letter of endorsement to Senate and House sponsors of the Engineering Education for the Innovation Economy Act
ID: PS10-04 ASME Center for Public Awareness letter expressing support for the research and recommendations of the recent National Academy of Engineering report, Engineering in the K-12 Classroom

January 2010

Engineering Energy Policy Alliance letter urging fiscal support for DOE Innovation Hubs, ARPA-E, and the RE-ENERGYSE programs in the FY11 budget
ID: PS10-03 EEPA Requests funding to support the DOE Innovation Hubs, ARPA-E and RE-ENERGYSE

Letter responding to a "Request for Public Comment" issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on "Public Access"
ID: PS10-02 Support letter urging the Administration to convene the major stakeholders in a comprehensive evaluation and understanding of the public access models, economic impact and public benefit.

IGTI Letter Supporting the Gas Turbine Efficiency Act, S. 2900
ID: PS10-01 Letter requesting that the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee Support the Administration's Request for the Advanced Turbine Research program

October 2009

Task Force on American Innovation Letter Urging Congress to support DARPA and NDEP
ID: PS09-26 Letter urging Members of Congress to support the higher funding Levels for the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) and National Defense Education Program (NDEP)

Letter to President Obama Supporting National Lab Day and National STEM Week
ID: PS09-25 Letter by the science, engineering and technology community intended to engage professional society members in outreach to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields

CNSR Statement Supporting the DOD's initiative to increase investments in 6.1 basic research by $1 billion between FY09 and FY13; and urging Congress to provide a $400 million increase in FY10
ID: PS09-24 Position Statement on the FY 2010 Budget Request for the Department of Defense

September 2009

Innovation Task Force Letter to House Leadership Applauding Them for Their Commitment to Provide Strong Funding for Basic Research and STEM Education at NSF, NIST, and DOE in FY 2010
ID: PS09-23 Letter thanks House leadership for passing FY 2010 appropriations bills, and encourages the House to finalize the appropriations measures as soon as possible

August 2009

Letter to Secretary of Education Commenting on the Department's Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria for the Race to the Top Fund
ID: PS09-22 Letter applauds the decision to give competitive preference to Race for the Top applications

Letter from ASME SWPD urging lawmakers to support Waste-to-Energy as part of any renewable energy standard
ID: PS09-21 Letter to members of U.S. Senate requesting that WTE be added to the list of acceptable technologies for any renewable energy standard.

The ASME Energy Committee (EnComm) was pleased to learn that the fiscal year (FY) 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill passed
ID: PS09-20 Letter to House Appropriations Energy & Water Subcommittee requesting that WTE be added to the list of acceptable technologies for any renewable energy Standard.

Position Statement on the FY 2010 Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health
ID: PS09-19 Comments on the FY 2010 budget request for the National Institutes of Health, particularly as it relates to funding for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Position Statement on the FY 2010 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
ID: PS09-18 Statement of the ASME NSF Task Force Supporting the Administration's Request of $7.04 Billion for NSF in FY 2010, and commending NSF for its Leadership in the U.S. R&D Enterprise

July 2009

Letter from ASME's Energy Committee urging restoration of funding for "RE-ENERGYSE", a new DOE initiative.
ID: PS09-20 Letter to urging House and Senate Appropriators to restore funding for a new DOE initiative called "RE-ENERGYSE", a technical training and K-12 Education Subprogram.

STEM Education Coalition Letter to House and Senate Committee Leadership related to STEM education programs at the Department of Education
ID: PS09-17 Letter supporting increased funding for STEM education programs at the Department of Education

STEM Education Coalition Letter to Senate Committee Leadership related to STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation
ID: PS09-16 Letter supporting increased funding for STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation.

June 2009

Joint Statement on Small Business Innovation Research Signed by Innovation and Entrepreneurial Support Groups
ID: PS09-15 Letter supporting the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research Program & the Small Business Technology Transfer Program

ASME EPA Task Force Environmental Protection Agency Statement of the EPA's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request
ID: PS09-14 ASME EPA Task Force Position Statement on the President's FY10 request to Congress for Science & Technology. Document highlights programs that directly and indirectly benefit ASME and its members.

ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request
ID: PS09-13 The ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the President's FY 2010 request to Congress.
This document highlights programs that directly and indirectly impact mechanical engineering.

Engineering Energy Policy Alliance letter supporting the Administration's FY 2010 budget and urging for additional funding for the DOE Offices of Nuclear and Fossil Energy
ID: PS09-12 EEPA letter requests additional funding to support DOE Offices of Nuclear and Fossil Energy

May 2009

STEM Education Coalition to President Obama Thanking the President for His Speech at the National Academies and His Recent Announcement of Major Initiatives in Research and Science Education
ID: PS09-11 Letter Applauds President Obama's National Academies Speech and His Administration's Research and Science Education Efforts

Letter to Secretary of Education Encouraging Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Be Used to Expand Technological Literacy and Engineering Education
ID: PS09-10 Letter Recommends the Secretary Use a Portion of the Race to the Top Funds to Promote World-Class Standards, Including Efforts to Improve State Technological Literacy and Engineering Standards

Letter from ASME President Thomas Barlow to U.S. President Obama
ID: PS09-08 Letter commending President Obama for his commitment of setting the goal of investing more than 3% of the nation's economic output in scientific innovation.

April 2009

Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce:
A National Imperative

ID: PS09-09 ASME General Position Paper on the need for and the importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the U.S. STEM Workforce

March 2009

Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee urging for the inclusion of existing hydropower, pumped storage and WTE for any renewable portfolio standard
ID: PS09-06 Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee urging for the inclusion of existing hydropower, pumped storage and WTE for any renewable portfolio standard.

Letter to President Obama Thanking Him and His Administration for the R&D and STEM Provisions Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act
ID: PS09-05 Letter thanks President Obama for Inclusion of Research Funding in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, and the Outline of the FY 2010 Budget

STEM Education Coalition Letter to Leadership Thanking Them for the Development and Passage of the Service America Act
ID: PS09-04a Follow-up to ASME Center for Public Awareness Letter to Sen. Kaufman in Support of the Engineering America's Future Corps to be Included in the Service America Act

ASME Center for Public Awareness Letter to Sen. Edward Kaufman in Support of the Engineering America's Future Corps to be Included in the Service America Act
ID: PS09-04 Letter supports Senator Kaufman's Amendment to the Service America Act

February 2009

STEM Education Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership Supporting the STEM Education Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ID: PS09-03 Letter Applauds House and Senate Leadership for Inclusion of Several STEM Education Provisions into the Economic Stimulus Bill

January 2009

Tapping America's Potential Letters to House and Senate Leadership Commending Them for the Inclusion of Research and Education Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ID: PS09-02 Letter from the Innovation Task Force commending House Leadership for including engineering, scientific research & education provisions in the "American Economic Recovery & Reinvestment Act."

National Energy Policy Goals Proclamation
ID: PS09-01 ASME Board of Governors general position statement of the Society, endorsed by IEEE-USA, outlining energy principles and goals to be implemented by policy makers.

December 2008

STEM Education Coalition Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama Congratulating Him on the Election and Requesting His Administration Continue to Focus on STEM Education Issues
ID: PS08-32 Letter Applauds President-Elect Obama's Commitment and Dedication to Improving STEM Education, and Pledges to Work with the President-Elect's Administration to Make STEM Education a National Priority

Letter from ASME President Thomas Barlow to House and Senate Leadership Supporting Full Funding for Science and Engineering Agencies in Any Comprehensive Economic Recovery Package
ID: PS08-31 ASME is urging Congressional leadership to include, as part of any economic recovery package, appropriations to fully fund the FY 2009 authorized levels for NSF, NIST, and DOE Office of Science

November 2008

ASME Environmental Engineering Division letter requesting opportunity to provide input on EPA carbon dioxide rulemaking
ID: PS08-30 The ASME Environmental Engineering Division is requesting the opportunity to provide additional input on the EPA rulemaking for carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act of 1990

ASME letter to OSHA regarding the Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee's (CDAC) use of references to ASME that have been updated numerous times since CDAC completed its work
ID: PS08-29 CDAC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that references ASME Standards that have been updated since CDAC completed its work.

October 2008

Letter to Presidential Candidates Urging the Appointment and Title of a new White House Science Advisor
ID: PS08-28 Letter to the presidential Candidates urging that the new Science Advisor be appointed early and have adequate stature and authority in the White House.

STEM Coalition Letter to Dr. Cora Marrett, NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources offering strategic recommendations for EHR programs
ID: PS08-27 Letter voices Coalition's strong support for NSF EHR programs, and provides suggestions for future improvement in FY 2010 and beyond.

September 2008

Letter urging adjustment in any continuing resolution to fully fund the America COMPETES Act in FY 2009
ID: PS08-26 Task Force for the Future of American Innovation Letter to House and Senate leadership urging full funding of the America COMPETES Act

Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) letter to Congress and White House to develop, fund and implement a comprehensive multilateral basic research approach to address current energy related challenges.
ID: PS08-25 ESC Letter urging Congress to commit to sustained investment in basic Energy research in order to assemble a comprehensive solution to energy related issues.

Coalition for National Science Funding Letter Expressing Concern about the Effect of an Extended CR for NSF in FY 2009
ID: PS08-24 Letter supports providing NSF with its total proposed FY 2009 budget of $6.854 billion in any extended CR. This amount is in line with the funding level proposed in the America COMPETES Act.

July 2008

Letter from the Engineering Community thanking Congress for supporting increases in the FY 2008 supplemental bill
ID: PS08-23 Letter prepared by AAES from the Engineering Community thanking them for supporting the America COMPETES Act

Waste-to-Energy: A Renewable Energy Source from Municipal Solid Waste
ID: PS08-22 Discusses waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies as a renewable energy source

June 2008

Letter to Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), House Science & Technology Chairman, voicing support for Representative Johnson's H.R. 6314, Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science & Engineering
ID: PS08-21 Letter to Chairman Gordon (D-TN), House S&T, expressing support for HR6314, Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Scinece & Engineering and applauding the committees leadership

ASME letter requesting the inclusion of an amendment to S.3036 on ASME codes and standards inclusion in the bill
ID: PS08-20 ASME position statement on the inclusion of an amendment by Sen. Carper for nuclear job training and education that references ASME relevant codes and standards

Position Statement of the NIST Task force on the FY 2009 budget proposal for the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
ID: PS08-19 Statement supports the funding for NIST labs and encourage the Administration to support previous efforts supporting manufacturing funding and innovation through programs such as TIP and MEP

Mandatory Educational Requirements for Engineering Licensure
ID: PS08-18 General Position Statement approved by the ASME Board of Governors opposing a mandatory, across the Board requirement of BS+30, beyond the FPD currently decreed by tradition and practice.

Letter urging adoption of provisions authorized but not appropriated in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
ID: PS08-17 Five provisions related to energy that were authorized in the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007 but were not appropriated; collectively referred to as the "Green Collar Jobs Initiatives"

May 2008

Testimony of the DOD Task Force on the Fiscal Year 2009 budget request for the Department of Defense Research, Development, Test and Evaluation and Science and Technology Programs
ID: PS08-16 Statement urges Congress to fund Science & Technology at 3% of the overall FY 2008 and support the $300 million increase for 6.1 research

Letter of Support for the NASA Reauthorization Bill
ID: PS08-15 The NASA Reauthorization bill (HR 6063) recommends an increase of the aeronautics budget over 8 years. It is being sent to the full Committee and the floor of the House for consideration.

April 2008

ASME EPA Task Force Environment Protection Agency Statement of the EPA's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
ID: PS08-14 The ASME EPA task force position statement on the President's FY09 request to Congress for Science & Technology. This document highlights programs that benefit ASME and its members,

ANSI / SDO Letter to OSHA on Updating National Consensus Standards
ID: PS08-13 The letter urges OSHA to abide by Public Law 104-113, the NTTAA of 1995 and do a better job of updating references to the most recent versions of national consensus standards.

Aerospace Division position statement on FY09 budget request for NASA
ID: PS08-12 The Aerospace task force remains concerned about the proposed reductions in funding for the aeronautics research & technology and applauds the commitment to space exploration

STEM Coalition Letter regarding the FY2009 Commerce, Justice and Science budget request
ID: PS08-11 Letter outlines Coalition's support for increased investment in the NSF Education & Human Resources (EHR) Directorate, especially the MSP program and the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.

STEM Coalition letter regarding the FY2009 Labor Health & Human Services and Education budget request
ID: PS08-10 Letter outlines Coalition's support for the DOE's Math & Science Parnership (MSP) program and the Math Now Initiative that was authorized by the America COMPETES Act.

March 2008

Position Statement on the FY 2009 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) submitted by the ASME NSF Task Force
ID: PS08-09 Statement supports NSF's role in the American COMPETES Act and funding for the NSF at a level of at least the President's budget request of $6.85 billion in FY 2009

Letter urging support for federal research investments at key agencies
ID: PS08-08 Letter urging congressional leaders to restore FY08 appropriations of $500 million to the NSF, DOE Office of Science, and NIST in a non-defense supplemental

Thank you Letter Sent to Senate/House from ASME President Thomas M. Barlow
ID: PS08-08a Thank you to Senate and House from ASME President Thomas M. Barlow for supporting federal research investments at key agencies

STEM Coalition letter outlining priorities for the upcoming NCLB reauthorization
ID: PS08-07 STEM Coalition Letter to Senate HELP Committee expressing support for several key STEM education policy priorities related to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization

STEM Coalition letter showing support for inclusion of science in AYP
ID: PS08-06 STEM Coalition Letter to Senate HELP Committee Chairman Kennedy and Ranking Member Enzi urging them to make science a required component of the No Child Left Behind adequate yearly progress measure

ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
ID: PS08-05 The ASME Energy Committee Position Statement on the President's FY09 Request to Congress. This document highlights programs that directly and indirectly benefit ASME members.

February 2008

The ASME Energy Committee requests restoration of funding as part of the FY08 emergency supplemental spending bill
ID: PS08-04 ASME's Energy Committee requests funding for ITER Fusion Energy Sciences program to avoid damaging international standing and complete projects related to energy usage

Testimony for Licensure Provisions Relating to Engineers
ID: PS08-03a Testimony on opposition to Legislative Bill 742 presented to Health and Human Services Committee, Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

Licensure Provisions Relating to Engineers
ID: PS08-03 ASME, AIChE and ASHRAE express opposition to Legislative Bill 742 presented to Health and Human Services Committee, Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

January 2008

Letter from the undersigned urging the Administration to work with Congress to provide $300 million for the Department of Energy Office of Science as part of any economic stimulus package
ID: PS08-01 Letter to the Administration asking them to work with Congress to provide $300 million in funding for the Office of Science.

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ETP-2: U.S. Energy Sources, Uses – Seven Lessons Learned

ETP-3: $1B/Day- Our National Daily Fix- And No End in Sight!

ETP-4: An Energy Resource for Thousands of Years

ETP-5: What's Involved in Carbon Capture and Sequestration

ETP-6: Energy-Water Nexus: Will Water Determine Our Energy Future?