October 22, 2018

KENNEDY STATEMENT ON INAUGURAL MASSACHUSETTS STEM WEEK

STEM week runs from October 22-26 with statewide events

Newton, MA – As honorary co-chair of the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today joined Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden at Dearborn STEM Academy in Roxbury to kick off the inaugural STEM Week. From October 22 through October 26, schools, local organizations and statewide businesses will hold events highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

“Throughout this inaugural STEM week, our Commonwealth’s students will illustrate how far they have pushed the boundaries of our STEM curriculum,” said Congressman Kennedy. “And as we celebrate their breakthroughs, innovation and awards, we recommit to expanding that opportunity to every student that calls Massachusetts home. At a time when women, minorities and low-income students remain underrepresented in STEM careers, the STEM Council is committed to an education system where gender, race, income and zip code are no longer barriers to access.”

This morning, Congressman Kennedy, Lt. Governor Polito and Jeffrey Leiden wrote an op/ed in the Boston Globe calling for greater investment in STEM programs for women and minority students. To read the column, please click here.

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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2018 

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931