115th Congress Events

Improving the Energy Productivity and Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturers

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Moderated by AMO Director, Dr. Mark Johnson

Representatives Tim Ryan (Ohio) and Tom Reed (NY), invited

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What Should the Trump Administration’s Manufacturing Strategy Look Like?

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Responding to Global Manufacturing Challenges: The Business Case for Manufacturing USA

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          Members Speaking Senator Chris Coons, Senator Dick Durbine, Representative Tim Ryan 

Kelly Marchese, Principal, Deloitte, speaking about new report: “Manufacturing USA: A Third Party Evaluation of Program Design and Progress

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Engineering Technology Education in the United States

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Introduction and Welcome Remarks

  • Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corp. (ret.)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Education and Employment Data

Key Findings and Recommendations

Industry Panel

Education Panel

Former Student Panel

A Congressional Roundtable Discussion with Members of the Manufacturing Caucus and the Forging Industry Association

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Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

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‘Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce’—A new report from the National Academies

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NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP): Delivering Value to U.S. Manufacturers

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Moderator: Karen Heins, Executive Director, Foundation for Manufactuuring Excellence

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Fighting for a High Wage America: Reinvesting in Innovation and the Industrial Heartland

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Full Report

Opening Remarks:

Speakers:

  • Jeff Madrick, acclaimed author and economist, Director of TCF’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative
  • Tom Croft, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority, Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS)

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Intellectual Property, Invention and Entrepreneurship: Driving Job Growth in America through Innovation

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  • Moderator: Dana Robert Colarulli, Director, Office of Government Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ensuring American Manufacturing Leadership Through Next Generation Supply Chains

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Report Overview: Mike Russo, Director, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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Panel Discussion:

  • Susan Helper (Author) – Carlton Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University
  • Thomas Mahoney (Author) – Associate Director, MForesight
  • Bill Donohue – Director, Genedge (Virginia MEP)
  • Scott Paul – President, Alliance for American Manufacturing

 

DOD’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Grant Program

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Opening Remarks: (Invited)

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Majority (SC)
  • Senator Jerry Moran, Senate Competitiveness Caucus, Majority (KS)
  • Congressman Tom Reed, House Manufacturing Caucus, Majority (NY)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Minority (MI)
  • Senator Chris Coons, Senate Competitiveness Caucus, Minority (DE)
  • Congressman Tim Ryan, House Manufacturing Caucus, Minority (OH)

Welcome: Said Jahanmir, ASME President-nominee

Moderator: Tom Kurfess, ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force. Co-Chair; Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech; Former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America

Panelists:

  • Brennan Grignon, Program Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Stephen Ezell, Director of Global Innovation Policy, ITIF (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)
  • Laurie Leshin, President, WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Laine Mears, Professor & BMW SmartState Chair of Automotive Manufacturing Clemson University
  • Denise Peppard, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Northrop Grumman Corporation