Core Technology Group and IEEE USA partner in Washington D.C. for Congressional Visitation Day, 2017, and call on Congress to support investments in research, development and S.T.E.M.
On April 26, 2017, the Philadelphia Section IEEE members, Emilio Salgueiro, Fallon Kider and Core Technology Group’s President, John Iannuzzi, joined IEEE USA‘s Wolfram Bettermann and Joesph Cioletti as the “Pennsylvania Delegation” and traveled to Washington D.C. to express the importance of research and development activities, and the impact of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to the nation’s economic growth and stability.
The PA Delegation joined with more than 150 scientists, engineers and business leaders who made visits on capitol Hill as part of the Twentieth “Congressional Visits Day,” an annual event sponsored by the Science-Engineering-Technology Work Group on April 25 and 26. While visiting congressional offices, the delegation discussed the importance of the nation’s broad portfolio of investments in science, engineering and technology to promoting our country’s prosperity and innovation. Most importantly, they provided a constituent perspective on the local and national impact of these programs and their significance to the Philadelphia Area. They also spoke of the importance of S.T.E.M. programs that continue to inspire and educate our children as the up and coming group of engineers, scientists and business leaders.
Below are a couple of photos taken on the day of visitation; one with Representative Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania and another with the staff of the office of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. John Iannuzzi of Core Technology Group commented, “I was pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this event. As an engineer, I think it is very important to encourage youngsters to pursue studies in science and engineering. After all, this interest does not start at the college level or even the elementary level. It starts as a curiosity at a very young age with kids trying to fix broken toys, studying plants and insects, or even just digging in the dirt. We have to be able to have some answers for their questions to help them along.”
Highlights of the two-day event included a STEM on the Hill Exhibit and George E. Brown, Jr. Awards Reception, as ell as individual orientation sessions by participating organizations and a Congressional Perspective Panel.
The George E. Brown Award for outstanding leadership in support of Federal R&D was presented to U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (CO) and Gary Peters (MI). They were recognized for outstanding efforts to advance and promote science, engineering an technology on Capitol Hill
The Science-Engineering-Technology Work Group is an information network comprising professional scientific and engineering societies, institutions of higher learning and trade associations. The sponsors represent more than one million researchers and professionals in science and engineering.
The IEEE is a world wide organization of engineering and science professionals with a membership of 420,000 in over 160 countries. Founded in 1884, members included Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, the IEEE hosts more than 1,800 technical conferences symposiums and other meetings annually.
Core Technology Group is a proud member and supporter of the Philadelphia Section IEEE.
Additional information concerning the 2017 Congressional Visits Day can be found at www.setcvd.org.