The following was released by The White House today about the National Lab Day Events to Promote "Educate to Innovate" Campaign which Erin is involved in.
The White House - Office of the Press Secretary
11 May 2010
Cabinet and Senior Administration Officials Scheduled to Join in National Lab Day Events to Promote "Educate to Innovate" Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
National Lab Day Launched in Response to President Obama’s Call to Raise American Students to the Top of the Pack in Science and Math Achievement over the Next Decade
WASHINGTON, DC -- This week, members of the Cabinet and senior White House officials are scheduled to participate alongside teachers and volunteers in the first National Lab Day, a historic grassroots effort to bring hands-on learning activities to thousands of students and improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. National Lab Day is a grassroots partnership between science and engineering societies and educators and was launched in response to President Obama’s call at the National Academy of Sciences last spring for all Americans to join the cause of elevating STEM education as a national priority. The first annual National Lab Day is Wednesday, May 12th, though National Lab Day projects are taking place in schools throughout the year. Cabinet Secretaries and senior administration officials scheduled to participate this week include:
Date: Wednesday May 12
Location: Benjamin Banneker High School, NW DC
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, David Kappos, Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, James Kyson-Lee, Actor, “Heroes”, Rachael Leigh Cook, Actress, “Nancy Drew;” and Erin Cummings, Actress, “Spartacus”, who will talk to with advanced high school students about future opportunities in technology and will work with them as they integrate technology into math and science projects.
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