Texas Welcomes Obama As It Prepares To Celebrate STEM Education

President Obama's visit to Texas increases excitement about statewide STEM initiative

May 08, 2013, 17:00 ET from Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas (CSEWT)

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the state of Texas, arriving in Austin on May 8, 2013. His visit will coincide with "Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas (CSEWT)," an initiative in its inaugural year and formally recognized by Governor Rick Perry. With all the references to the importance of STEM education and industry in his recent addresses, the president's visit to Texas during this historical week makes the CSEWT project all the more meaningful.

Governor Perry granted a proclamation recognizing May 6 - 12, 2013 as the first ever "Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas (CSEWT)." STEM-related companies, organizations and institutions of higher education have united to work on this project, including Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Chevron, Shell Oil, Weiss Energy Hall, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Consumer Energy Alliance, Region IV and XX, Harmony Public Schools, Educate Texas, Work Force Solutions, Texas Tribune, KRIV-TV Fox 26 and EMAS among others.

STEM students, teachers and professionals all across Texas have begun celebrating STEM with various events at their schools and businesses. Additionally, the featured event during "Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas", is STEM Education Day, slated for Friday, May 10th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. This informative event will include engaging panel discussions regarding workforce needs and strong STEM education, as well as a luncheon, exciting exhibits and booths. Pre-recorded video messages from Governor Perry, State Education Commissioner Michael Williams and Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be shown while U.S. Representatives Marc Veasey and Sheila Jackson Lee will be on hand to deliver remarks.

For additional information, including a statewide events listing, please visit www.stemtx.org or email stemtexas@gmail.com.

About "Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas (CSEWT)"

The purpose of CSEWT is to both acknowledge efforts to strengthen STEM education in Texas as well as provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of STEM education for the young people of Texas. CSEWT is a statewide, collaborative effort that will run May 6-12th, 2013.


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