Fourteenth Annual
Congressional Visits Day (SETCVD)
April 28-29, 2009

Core Message
Economic Recovery Through Science and Engineering Research


2009 Schedule (PDF, last updated on April 27, 2009)

Participant Briefing Document (PDF, last updated on April 9, 2009)

SETWG CVD Leave Behind (PDF)

State STEM Education Briefing Sheets (Link will take you to the ASTRA web page, where you can choose your state sheet)

State R&D Briefing Sheets (Link will take you to the ASTRA web page, where you can choose your state sheet)

Frequently Asked Questions Document about joining the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group (PDF).

Resources related to the importance of Science, Engineering and Technology to the nation (links to good stuff, last updated July 1, 2009).

2009 Appointments Page (For SET-CVD Organizers Only)

What is Congressional Visits Day (CVD)?

The CVD is a two-day annual event that brings scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Uniquely multi-sector and multi-disciplinary, the CVD is coordinated by coalitions of companies, professional societies and educational institutions and it is open to all people who believe that science and technology comprise the cornerstone of our Nation's future.


.. . to underscore the long-term importance of science, engineering, and technology to the Nation through meetings with congressional decisionmakers.


.. . . members of the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group and other colleagues in the science and technology enterprise.


  • The Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group is an information network comprising professional, scientific, and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, and trade associations. The Working Group is concerned about the future vitality of the U.S. science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. For more information about joining the Working Group and an application form, please view our 2-page FAQ document or contact: Debbie Rudolph (Phone 202-530-8332, Fax 202-785-0835, E-Mail or Bob Boege (Phone: 202-872-6160, E-Mail: ).

The George E. Brown, Jr. Award for Science-Engineering-Technology Leadership

  • Awarded annually by the SETWG to individuals who have met the following criteria:
    1. Active leadership in the determination of SET policy;
    2. Strong public advocacy in support of a role for the federal government in research;
    3. Specific actions taken to advance SET public policy
  • Past recipients

Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) receives the George E. Brown, Jr. Public Service Award from IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre at the 13th annual Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day reception.

Other Photographs from the 13th Annual CVD!

Congressman Bart Gordon speaks at reception after receiving the Brown Public Service Award at the 13th annual CVD

AGU group at breakfast AGU participants at breakfast at the 13th annual CVD

AAPG participants meet Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison at the 13th annual CVD


CVD Logo (JPG) Save this file to disk using "right click" and "save as."

Information on past Congressional Visits Days:
2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

Last Updated May 4, 2009.

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