UEF Updates

Grants provided by UEF play a pivotal role in illuminating the critical importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the sustainability of a thriving engineering profession.”

Lisa M Black, Ph.D., Director Cultural Belonging & Social Ethos, American Society of Civil Engineers

UEF Updates

Stay up to date on news, events and other announcements from the United Engineering Foundation. 

If you would like to have something posted as it relates to your UEF-funded program, please contact Pat Natale at director@unitedengineeringfnd.org

March 2017

The 50K Coalition Launches Website

The 50K Coalition is a collaborative of more than 40 organizations focused on a bold national goal: to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025. The coalition was formed by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the nation’s preeminent diversity engineering organizations, which collectively serve more than 85,000 pre-collegiate, collegiate and professional members. The expertise and more than 188 years of collective experience of the coalition’s founding organizations perfectly position them to tackle the coalition’s goal.

Visit the Site

September 2016

UEF BOD Meeting

Attended the United Engineering Foundation BOD meeting in NYC. Meeting held in IEEE’s 3 Park Avenue offices. UEF was founded in 1904 and includes 5 founding engineering societies: AIChE, AIME, ASME, ASCE and IEEE. Picture shows outgoing UEF President Ian Sadler, UEF Executive Director Patrick Natale and President Bob Stevens. “I’m so honored to be the UEF President.”

Dr. Robert Stevens, PE, is ASCE 2015 President. Bob has served as an UEF Trustee since 2015.

December 2015

2017 UEF Grants Announcement

Because of your position in the engineering community I am calling your attention to the cycle that the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) plans to follow in 2016 for the selection of grants for calendar year 2017.

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September 2015

David L. Belden Retirement

DAVID L. BELDEN, P.E., Ph.D., former executive director, United Engineering Foundation (Potomac Falls, VA.).

Dr. Belden  retired from an amazing career spanning more than 50 years, he has made distinguished contributions to the engineering profession and is recognized as one of the major leaders in the engineering association community.

UEF 2016 Grants

$77,000 to DiscoverE, to strengthen and expand DiscoverE’s suite of hands-on activities, career resources, and online trainings to help volunteers and educators effectively engage K-12 students in engineering.

Engineering Public Policy Symposium
$28,000 to ASME for a collaborative effort among a large number of engineering societies including ASCE, AIChE, AIME, ASME and IEEE-USA to host an Engineering Public Policy Symposium in 2016.

UEF 2015 Grants

Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World – IMAX film
$95,000 – Convene an Educational Symposium in Washington, DC to bring together educational staff from science centers and museums nationwide, as well as representatives from national and chapter-level engineering organizations to:

  • increase professional capacities to communicate engineering messages and concepts to the public,
  • iterate the development of the outreach programs, and
  • inform the creation of a toolkit to increase the capacity of all science centers to communicate
  • effectively about engineering.

UEF 2014 Grants

Engineering Public Policy Symposium

Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World – IMAX

UEF 2013 Grants

Engineering Public Policy Symposium

Engineering for Change: Acceleration, News & Networking

UEF 2012 Grants

Exploration of Impact of STEM Funding

Development of a Shared Vision for Engineering Societies