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Congressman Kennedy STEM Tour 2013

                                                      STEM Tour 2013

On August 12, 2013 Congresman Kennedy announced a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Tour of Massachusetts, where he will visit businesses, schools and programs across the Commonwealth that highlight the state’s leadership in STEM education and workforce development. The tour will focus on best practices as well as strengthening partnerships between industry, government and academia to expand the reach of STEM.

Congressman Kennedy serves as the honorary chair of Governor Deval Patrick’s STEM Advisory Council. He is a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, as well as a member of the Congressional STEM Caucus.

“Thanks to the Patrick Administration’s leadership and the work of so many advocates in government, industry and academia, Massachusetts has long led the way in preparing students to seize jobs in STEM fields,” said Congressman Kennedy. “At a time when our state’s innovation sector is growing rapidly, giving our workforce the skills required for jobs in advanced manufacturing, information technology and clean energy is more essential than ever. This tour will help highlight some of the best practices our Commonwealth has discovered, as well as bring together stakeholders to discuss ways we can strengthen our STEM efforts and broaden their reach.”

“Focusing on the strategies and investments that boost our STEM programs prepare our students and workers for the 21st century global economy,” said Governor Patrick. “I am pleased that Congressman Kennedy has enthusiastically taken on the role of Chair on the Advisory Council, and I look forward to our continued work together to keep Massachusetts a leader in STEM education and workforce development.”

The schedule for the first week of Congressman Kennedy’s STEM Tour is below. A schedule for the second week of the STEM Tour (August 19-22) will be released later this week:


CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY STEM TOUR – WEEK ONE:

Tuesday, August 13

9:30AM: Speaks at MIT Middle School Zero Robotics Competition
          
Building 10, Room 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, August 14

10:30AM-11:00AM: Tours UMass Lowell Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center with Chancellor Marty Meehan and MA Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki
         
Mark & Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
UMass Lowell   
One University Ave.      
Lowell, MA             

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Holds roundtable discussion on strengthening local education to industry pipelines with Chancellor Meehan, Secretary Bialecki, and representatives from industry and academia across the Greater Lowell Area   

Mark & Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
UMass Lowell                   
One University Ave.
Lowell, MA             

1:00PM-2:15PM: Tours Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and discusses STEM initiatives

Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems
Andover, MA       

**Please note: This tour is CLOSED to press. Media wishing to speak to the Congressman about his visit or receive photos of the visit please reach out to emily.browne@mail.house.gov.           

3:00PM-5:00PM: Tours Natick Soldier Systems with MA Secretary of Education Matt Malone and discusses STEM initiatives

Natick Solider Systems Center
15 Kansas Street
Natick, MA

**Please note: photographers are welcome for the full tour, however it is closed to print and TV media. Print or TV reporters wishing to interview the Congressman should be at the gate to NSCC at 4:15P, where they will be escorted inside. All planning to attend must RSVP to emily.browne@mail.house.gov.

Thursday, August 15

1:30PM: Tours Bristol Community College’s Davol Street Campus with MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Rick Sullivan

Bristol Community College – Davol Street Campus
1082 Davol Street
Fall River, MA

2:00PM: Makes clean energy education announcement with Secretary Sullivan and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Bristol Community College
Green Center
1082 Davol Street
Fall River, MA

3:30PM-4:30PM: Tours AccuRounds with MassDevelopment CEO Marty Jones and discusses STEM initiatives

AccuRounds
15 Doherty Ave.
Avon, MA

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