August 2011

USA Public Policy: Concerns for Engineers

Monday, August 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)

Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue , Santa Clara, CA 95051


The 2011 legislative session is about half over, making now a good time to stop and see what the 112th Congress has been up to. Congress has been focused on dozens of issues that could affect IEEE members: everything from nuclear power and NASA to K-12 science education and funding for start-up companies.

Join IEEE-USA’s Senior Legislative Representative for grassroots activities Russ Harrison in a discussion about public policy and its implications for engineers. We’ll discuss what IEEE-USA is doing in Washington, what Washington is trying to do to you, and most importantly, what you can do about it.

This will be a free-flowing discussion about policy and politics led by one of IEEE’s most popular speakers. We all know how much government actions affect us and our profession. After this session, you will know what Congress is up to and have a better idea of what you can do about it.

 About the Speaker:

 Russell Harrison  is the Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities for IEEE-USA, where he is responsible for helping IEEE members in the U.S. interact with, and ultimately influence, elected officials. In addition to grassroots, Russell works on promoting IEEE-USA’s positions on immigration and education policy.

Since joining IEEE-USA in 2005, Russell has addressed over 150 local IEEE groups in the United States. His talks focus on current public policy issues, how they will impact the engineering profession and what individual engineers can do about them.

Russell has over 15 years of experience working with legislators at all levels of government on behalf of associations. Prior to IEEE-USA, Russell directed grassroots programs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the American Iron and Steel Institute. In these positions he represented the recycling and steel industries on Capitol Hill and in state capitols on issues including highway construction, environmental regulations and international tariffs.

Russell has a BA in Political Science, with minors in History and Communications, from Allegheny College and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland. He earned his CAE certification in 2009.

 Organized by: IEEE SCV PACE. 

IEEE Santa ClaraValleySection (Silicon ValleySection)–Professional Activities Committes for Engineers(PACE)

ChairKiran Gunnam

Event Co-ordinator(s): Neeta Srivastav, Manuel Ilagan, Sanjeev Murthy.

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