Monday, April 28, 2008

STEM - Building A Better Tomorrow

The AeA, along with 140+ other firms, signed a letter to our U.S. President on April 16th, with the hope of addressing our country’s competitive position in the world as it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Here are the contents of that plea:

Dear Mr. President:

As leaders of America’s business, academic and research communities, we are deeply concerned about the state of our country’s competitive position in the world. Though there are many issues relevant to protecting our interests in the global marketplace, none is more pressing than the need for additional funding for scientific research and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

As you work with Congress on a supplemental appropriations request for the current fiscal year, we ask that you remain open to the inclusion of funding for scientific research and STEM education in any legislation presented to you for signature. Such action will allow for the fulfillment of the commitments made in your American Competitiveness Initiative and in the America COMPETES Act signed into law last summer.

As our country struggles to stabilize our economy and build for the future, an immediate commitment to research and education funding is both timely and relevant. This is an urgent and necessary step that will enhance our country’s economic strength, our competitiveness and allow for continued innovation.


On June 30th, 2008, the AeA Los Angeles Council is putting on a golfing event and dedicating part of the proceeds to charities invested in furthering STEM education in our schools.

Please consider joining other senior executives of the high tech community for a fun & meaningful event. Click here to register.

1 comment:

CSEWI staff said...

Our nation and the state of California are facing a high decline in education and workforce development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) . Thousands of programs have been developed to address aspects of the STEM workforce pipeline, via after school programs, teacher development programs, lessons learned, plans and more. The California Space Education & Workforce Institute with the assistance of the Department of Labor and other supporters have created the California STEM inventory. This has been created as "the place" to go to research, rate, and find existing STEM programs from "pre-K to grey" -- available to Californians.

To visit the STEM Inventory please go to www.csewi.org/stem