Virginia Biotechnology Association

Mark Herzog Executive Director http://www.vacats.org/ The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO) launched a new initiative called “the Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (VCATS) to design a fast track online pathway that connects people to 21st Century jobs. An individual can take an online assessment and receive a certification for advanced manufacturing or bioscience skills depending… Read more »

Association of College Honor Societies

Dorothy I. Mitstifer, PhD Kappa Omicron Nu http://www.achsnatl.org/ I believe the following initiatives focus on issues that have potential for the long-term impact on the economy via projects having to do with social responsibility. Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for the human sciences, is inaugurating a social responsibility theme for the next academic year… Read more »

American Society of Civil Engineers

Patrick J. Natale, P.E., F.ASCE Executive Director http://www.asce.org/ For years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a strong advocate for the nation’s infrastructure, and our Report Card for America’s Infrastructure has become a go-to source for legislators, the media and the public relating to all things ‘infrastructure’. Of course, when President Obama… Read more »

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

Mark Lowry Executive Vice President Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) RSES, the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, helps the economy in two primary ways – one direct, and one indirect.  Directly, as an educational organization with a mission to ‘provide comprehensive, cutting-edge education to the HVACR industry’ we provide individuals with the knowledge base to succeed… Read more »