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  • Nomination hearing for Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology Sep 25, 2017 - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nominations hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, for four presidential nominees subject to Senate confirmation. One nominee is for NIST and the other for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
  • Robotic Dentist Implants 3D Printed Teeth in Woman's Mouth in Autonomous Surgery Sep 25, 2017 - Woman volunteers to have 3D printed teeth implanted in her mouth by robotic dentist.
  • Nuclear Experts Head to China to Test Experimental Reactors Sep 25, 2017 - China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the U.S. and other Western nations find it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home.
  • Better Crops, Better Yield Sep 22, 2017 - Crops and vegetables were among the first to be used in testing how effective CRISPR-Cas9 can be. Now, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in New York have used today’s most efficient gene editing tool to push the envelope of agricultural crop yield
  • ASME CEO Supports Funding for Manufacturing USA Institutes and Manufacturing Engineering Education Grant Program Sep 22, 2017 - ASME CEO letter in support of manufacturing to House and Senate Armed Services.
  • CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OF ENGINEERING 2018 PROGRAM Sep 22, 2017 - Ranked as one of the best internships in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) offers a unique opportunity to 3rd and 4th year engineering students to spend the summer in Washington, D.C., learning about the interaction of technology and public policy. ASME is now accepting applications till Dec. 31, 2017 for the summer 2018 program.
  • Bioengineering Happen 10,000 Times Faster Sep 22, 2017 - A new system from a startup called Kytopen could jump-start advances in modifying bacteria, allowing researchers trying to create new drugs, fuels, or food to work much more quickly.
  • NSF funds 30 faculty research fellowships through new EPSCoR initiative Sep 22, 2017 - New awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will provide 30 non-tenured researchers with fellowships, partnering them with premier research centers and enhancing their ability to work at the frontiers of science and engineering.
  • Robot security guard maker Knightscope shows off new multi-terrain model Sep 22, 2017 - Silicon Valley firm Knightscope is best known for its K5 security robot: an ovoid tower on wheels that — when it’s not knocking over toddlers or falling into fountains — patrols a few dozen of California’s parking lots and malls. But the company is now introducing two new model to its line-up: the K1 stationary bot and the K7 buggy, pictured above.
  • NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR FIRST-EVER MANUFACTURING USA AWARDS Sep 20, 2017 - Manufacturing USA wants to honor the best and brightest minds in manufacturing by recognizing students and mentors throughout the US who demonstrate what it means to "make". Award recipients will be honored live during the worldwide livestream of the FabLab Science & Innovation Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, November 18, 2017. You won’t want to miss out on this first-of-its-kind event celebrating science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics (STEAM) and manufacturing! The application deadline is Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • Apply for a 2018 –2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship! Sep 20, 2017 - Apply for a 2018 –2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship! OPPORTUNITIES IN: ENERGY & BIOENGINEERING For the past four decades, ASME has sponsored over 119 Federal Fellows! ASME Fellows have served in the Executive Office of the White House and the US Congress applying their engineering expertise to complex issues. Accepting applications from Sept. 15, 2017 to January 31, 2018.
  • ASME GOVERNMENT RELATIONS WEBINAR, “TECHNOLOGY INTERSECTING POLICY AND POLITICS!” REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Sep 20, 2017 - On Friday, October 27 from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM (EST), ASME Government Relations will host an exciting new webinar about what it is like to be an ASME Fellow in Congress, featuring two Fellows—one in the U. S. Senate and another in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fellows will provide valuable personal insight on their experiences working on Capitol Hill both before and after the presidential election and how the experience has expanded their perspectives.
  • Energy Department Announces Second Round of Entrepreneurship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sep 20, 2017 - The Energy Department announced the opening of the application period for innovators to join the second cohort of Innovation Crossroads (IC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). IC, one of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs, embeds the next generation of top technical postdoctoral talent within ORNL as entrepreneurial researchers to address fundamental energy and manufacturing challenges identified by industry.
  • NSF awards $36.6 million in new food-energy-water system grants Sep 20, 2017 - To help answer these questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to award $46.6 million in new grants through the joint NSF-NIFA program on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS).
  • Five of President Trumps nominees for energy positions approved Sep 20, 2017 - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Tuesday to approve five of President Trump’s nominees for energy positions.
  • Resilient Distribution Systems Lab Call Awards Sep 20, 2017 - As part of the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI), the Energy Department announced funding in September 2017 of up to $32 million over three years to the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) and their partners to advance resilient distribution systems, focusing on the integration of clean distributed energy resources (DER), advanced controls, grid architecture, and emerging grid technologies at a regional scale.
  • LumaCyte joins The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) Sep 20, 2017 - LumaCyte, a Charlottesville, VA based biotechnology company, has joined NIIMBL, a Manufacturing USA institute sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIIMBL's mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation.
  • Payback emerges on Pentagon's Manufacturing USA initiative Sep 20, 2017 - To find out how the Pentagon is driving new manufacturing techniques, you need to look outside the building and to a network of public-private partnerships located around the country. Created under the Obama administration, the Manufacturing USA initiative – technically known as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation – is a series of centers of excellence spread around the country, with each center focused on a different technological area of study.
  • Rounds Introduces Bill to Strengthen Transparency, Sound Science at EPA Sep 19, 2017 - U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight, introduced the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (HONEST Act) to make certain that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations are based on the best available science.
  • Future Water Resource Needs for the Nation: Water Science and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey -Open to the Public Sep 19, 2017 - Committee on Future Water Resource Needs for the Nation: Water Science and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey First Meeting? Keck Center Room 201 500 Fifth St, NW Washington, DC 20001 September 18-19, 2017 Draft Agenda Overall open meeting goals: • Understand the motivation for the study • Learn about the portfolio of work within the USGS to support water science and research • Understand the complex federal landscape for water science and ongoing collaborations • Receive input from a range of federal agencies and other organizations on future water science and resource challenges Monday, September 18 OPEN SESSION (All welcome).
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