Position Statements

March 2016

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees related to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY17 Budget Request.
ID: PS16-09 – Position Statement urging strong support for NIST programs in the FY 2017 Budget Request, especially the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force.

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees related to the Department of Energy (DOE) FY17 Budget Request.
ID: PS16-08 – Statement encouraging a balanced portfolio of energy supplies, as well as strong budget support for basic energy R&D activities in FY 2017. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force.

Letter from Coalition for National Science Funding to the Members of U.S. Congress urging strong support for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding in FY 2017
ID: PS16-07 – Position Statement urging strong support for basic research and development at NSF in the FY 2017 Budget Request. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

Letter from Coalition on National Security Research Statement on FY 2017 Budget Allocations for Key Department of Defense (DOD) Research Accounts
ID: PS16-06 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic and applied R&D activities at DOD in FY 2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

Energy Science Coalition statement on FY 2017 budget allocations for key Department of Energy (DOE) research offices.
ID: PS16-05 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic energy R&D activities in FY 2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

January 2016

Letter from Task Force on American Innovation to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Supporting Funding for Scientific and Technological Research in the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
ID: PS16-04 – This letter supports the continuation of making scientific research a top priority in the FY 2017 appropriations process by taking significant steps to prevent an innovation deficit and maintain our nation’s innovation and economic leadership. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

ASME General Position Paper, “Mandatory Educational Requirements for Engineering Licensure.”
ID: PS16-03 - The papers outlines ASME’s opposition to needing to obtain a master’s degree for professional licensure in engineering. Position Paper.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors.

ASME General Position Paper, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce: A Strategic Global Imperative”
ID: PS16-02 - The paper outlines ASME’s support for a more diverse and inclusive STEM workforce. Position Paper.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors.

ASME General Position Paper, “Engineering America’s Future: Economic Growth through Technical Innovation”
ID: PS16-01 - The paper outlines ASME’s longtime support for robust federal research and development (R&D) funding, as well as the promotion of a system of standards and conformity assessment procedures that facilitates the transfer and commercialization of innovative technical advances. Position Paper.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors.

October 2015

Letter from the Undersigned to the House and Senate Education Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Supporting STEM Education in the ESEA Reauthorization.
ID: PS15-23 - The letter supports maintaining a strong focus on STEM education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

August 2015

Letter from Senior VP Tim Wei to the Senate Commerce, Space, and Transportation Committee regarding their request for input related to their upcoming America COMPETES reauthorization.
ID: PS15-21 The letter encourages the Committee’s continued leadership in supporting critically needed investments in basic research and math, science, and engineering education. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

Letter from ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force Chair to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding their proposed broad bipartisan energy package.
ID: PS15-22 The letter commends the Committee for its effort to assemble a broad, bipartisan energy package, and also thanks the Committee for the inclusion of language to the authorize increases in funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force.

May 2015

Licensing that Works Coalition Letter to Vermont Board on Professional Engineers.
ID: PS15-20 Letter from multiple engineering societies urging the Vermont licensure board to oppose any regulatory proposals requiring anyone seeking licensure as a professional engineer (PE) to obtain a master's degree in engineering or its equivalent. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

April 2015

ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force Statement on the Department of Energy's FY16 Budget.
ID: PS15-07 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees encouraging a balanced energy portfolio for DOE in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force

Energy Sciences Coalition FY16 Funding Statement.
ID: PS15-08 Coalition Letter supports funding DOE Office of Science at $5.34 Billion in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ASME Letter of Support for Manufacturing Universities Legislation.
ID: PS15-09 Letter of Support to Sen. Graham and Coons related to ASME's support for S. 771. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

STEM Education Coalition Letter re: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Recommendations to Senate Committee.
ID: PS15-10 Letter from numerous STEM organizations to the Senate HELP Committee to prioritize STEM in the upcoming ESEA bill. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ASME National Science Foundation Task Force Statement on FY 16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-11 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees supporting $7.7 billion for NSF in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME NSF Task Force

ASME NIST Task Force Statement on FY16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-12 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees supporting $1.1 billion for NIST, including strong backing for NIST's advanced manufacturing activities, in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME NIST Task Force

ASME NASA Task Force Statement on FY16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-13 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees expressing concern about proposed flat and reduced funding for key research and education accounts within NASA in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME NASA Task Force

Task Force for American Innovation Statement on H.R. 1806.
ID: PS15-14 Coalition Statement expressing support for the proposed research and development increases in H.R. 1806, while expressing concerns related to specific research cuts. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

CNSF Letter on H.R. 1806.
ID: PS15-15 Coalition Letter thanking the Committee for its leadership, but expressing concern for some of the provisions in H.R. 1806. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

Energy Sciences Coalition Statement on H.R. 1806.
ID: PS15-16 ESC Letter supporting the overall increase in funding authorized for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, but expressing concern related to the cuts proposed for certain programs within DOE in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ASME Department of Defense Task Force Statement on FY16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-17 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees expressing support for science and technology research at DOD in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Department of Defense Task Force.

ASME NIH Task Force Statement on FY16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-18 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees expressing support for bioengineering research at NIH in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME NIH Task Force

ASME EPA Task Force Statement on FY16 Budget Request.
ID: PS15-19 Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees expressing support for EPA's Office of Research and Development in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME EPA Task Force

March 2015

NDD United Letter related to Sequestration in FY16.
ID: PS15-03 Letter strongly urges lawmakers to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

Coalition for National Science Funding Letter related to the National Science Foundation's FY16 Budget.
ID: PS15-04 Letter encourages Congress to fund NSF at $7.7 Billion in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

Close the Innovation Gap Coalition Releases Statement Supporting the Introduction of the American Innovation Act.
ID: PS15-05 Statement Commends Legislation for Its Proposed Increases for Research and Development (R&D) at the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ASME Engineering for Global Development Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees re: Administration's FY16 State and Foreign Operations Budget.
ID: PS15-06 Testimony provides recommendations related to USAID's Global Development Lab, including an increased priority on hardware-based initiatives. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

January 2015

Publishers' principles on scholarly articles
ID: PS15-01 Letter from undersigned publishers outlining their positions related to public access policies. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

Letter Related to S&T Conference Travel.
ID: PS15-02 Letter from undersigned science and engineering professional organizations urging Congress to
oppose legislation that would inhibit or restrict participation in scientific and technical conferences by federal scientists. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

November 2014

ESC Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid re: Department of Energy's Nominations
ID: PS14-26 Coalition letter encouraging Senate Majority Leader Reid to confirm Franklin M. (Lynn) Orr, Jr. and Marc Kastner to serve as Under Secretary for Science and Energy and Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ESC Letter Encouraging Completion of FY15 Appropriations Process
ID: PS14-27 Coalition letter encouraging House and Senate Appropriations to complete FY15 appropriations for the DOE Office of Science and APRA-E. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

ESC Letter Encouraging OMB re: DOE Office of Science FY16 Appropriations
ID: PS14-28 Coalition letter encouraging OMB Director Donovan to robustly fund the DOE Office of Science in FY16. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME

Securing America's Energy Future
ID: PS14-24 Updated general position statement addressing different sources of energy, the workforce and energy infrastructure. General Position Paper.
Issued By: ASME

Strengthening the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
ID: PS14-25 Document outlining the US manufacturing programs and the role of Government in supporting manufacturing innovation. General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME

September 2014

Strengthening Pre-College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the US: A Technological Literacy and Workforce Imperative
ID: PS14-23 ASME 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

August 2014

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Statement on Senate COMPETES Bill
ID: PS14-22 CNSF letter applauding Chairman Jay Rockefeller and his colleagues on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act.
Approved By: NSF Task Force

National Science Foundation (NSF) FY 2015 Budget Request
ID: PS14-21 NSF Task Force letter urging increased funding for NSF in the Administration's FY 2015 budget request.
Approved By: NSF Task Force

June 2014

National Institutes of Health (NIH) FY 2015 Budget Request
ID: PS14-20 NIH Task Force letter urging increased funding for NIH in the Administration's FY 2015 budget request
Approved By: NIH Task Force

Testimony on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science and Technology (S&T) Programs
ID: PS14-19 The ASME Environmental Protection Agency Task Force provided a testimony on the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) budget request for research and development programs in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Approved By: ASME EPA Task Force of the ASME Environmental Engineering Division

Environmental Impact of Fabric Filter Bag Incineration
ID: PS14-18 The purpose of this White Paper is to review environmental impacts on the method of handling used filter bags from WTE facilities.
The issue of disposing used fabric filter bags (FFB) from bag houses of waste to energy (WTE) facilities has recently been revisited by some state regulatory offices.
Approved By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

Task Force on American Innovation Letter on the Fiscal Year 2015Commerce-Justice-Science House Budget
ID: PS14-17 Letter from the Task Force on American Innovation supporting the House funding levels for NSF and NIST
Approved By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

ESC FY15 Funding Statement
ID: PS14-16 Energy Sciences Coalition Statement on FY15 Budget for the U.S. Department of Energy 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.
Approved By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

Coalition for National Science Funding Statement FY15 CJS Appropriations Bill
ID: PS14-15 Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding commending the House Appropriations Committee for passing a bill through the Committee that supports research and development funding at the National Science Foundation. The letter urges the full House to pass the legislation.
Approved By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

Coalition for National Science Funding Letter on National Science Foundation FY 2015 Appropriations
ID: PS14-14 Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding commending the Senate Appropriations Committee for passing a bill through the Committee that supports research and development funding at the National Science Foundation. The letter urges the full Senate to pass the legislation.
Issued By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

Coalition for National Security Research Letter on Department of Defense FY 2015 Appropriations
ID: PS14-13 Letter from the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) expressing concerns about the funding levels for the Department of Defense 6.1 and 6.2 research accounts in the House Appropriations bill. The letter calls for restoring funding to at least the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 current levels.
Issued By: ASME Vice President, Board on Government Relations

Letter of Support for the "Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act"
ID: PS14-12 Backs establishing pilot State Manufacturing Employment Programs to support on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and certification classes for eligible veterans through employers and labor-management organizations.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

Letter of Support for the "Building Understanding, Investment, Learning, and Direction (BUILD) Career and Technical Education Act"
ID: PS14-11 Encourages' the creation of a two-year pilot program to support efforts to restart career and technical education program in middle and high schools that suffered during the economic downturn.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

Letter of Support for "Supporting Afterschool STEM Act"
ID: PS14-10 Champions improving the integration and effectiveness of federal afterschool STEM programs.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

Letter of Support for "Innovative STEM Networks Act"
ID: PS14-09 Backs establishing a program to provide competitive grants to local educational agencies to establish "STEM Innovation Networks" in partnership with institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to increase the number of students who are effectively prepared for postsecondary education and careers in STEM fields.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

STEM Education Coalition Letter to Dr. John Holdren, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, re: Administration's STEM strategy
ID: PS14-08 Thanks the Administration for their STEM focus, and provides recommendations to improve the overall STEM strategy.
Issued By: Public Affairs and Outreach, Senior Vice President

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

Testimony U.S. Department of Energy Budget Request for (R&D) FY15
ID: : PS14-06 Testimony Letter on FY15 budget request for R&D programs for U.S. Department of Energy.
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