Virginia Representative wins award for contributions to science, engineering & technology

Rep. Wolf to be honored during Congressional Visits Day

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) will receive the 2006 George E. Brown Jr. Award for Science-Engineering-Technology Leadership at a Capitol Hill reception on 28 March. The award is presented annually by the Science, Engineering and Technology Work Group to members of Congress who are effective advocates for federal investment in science, engineering and technology. The award is named for the late Rep. George E. Brown Jr. (D-Calif.), who made outstanding contributions to federal support in these areas over a long and distinguished career in Congress.

Wolf was commended for his "longstanding commitment and support of science, engineering and technology" benefiting the nation, and his recognition and promotion of a vital federal R&D enterprise at all levels. He will be honored in conjunction with the 11th annual Congressional Visits Days, Tuesday and Wednesday, 28-29 March.

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Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is the preeminent event bringing scientists, engineers, researchers, educators and technology executives to Washington to visit their congressional representatives and raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. The two-day event is coordinated by a multidisciplinary coalition of companies, professional societies and educational institutions that support science, engineering and technology in academia, government and private industry.

For more information on the award and CVD, see http://www.aas.org/cvd/.

The Science-Engineering-Technology Work Group, of which IEEE-USA is a member, is an information network of professional, scientific and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning and trade associations. It is concerned about the future vitality of the U.S. science, mathematics and engineering enterprise. Go to http://www.agiweb.org/cvd/setwgrst.html for more information.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 220,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society with 360,000 members in 150 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org.

Editor's Note: Media are invited to attend the 28 March reception and other CVD activities. Contact Chris McManes, IEEE-USA's senior public relations coordinator, at c.mcmanes@ieee.org or 202-530-8356.


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