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November 08, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Celebrates National STEM Day

(Washington, DC)— Every year on November 8, the United States celebrates National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day to encourage students of all ages to explore opportunities in these fields.

“On National STEM Day we celebrate science, technology, engineering, math, and all those who work in and pursue these ever-evolving fields,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “On this special day we must also double down on our efforts to ensure all those who hope to achieve a career in STEM are able to do so—no matter their background, race, gender, or zip code. STEM education is essential to our nation’s future, and we will not be competitive without more STEM educated people. This summer, the CHIPS and Science Act, which I helped to lead in the House, was signed into law by President Biden. This bill includes many key provisions that will help us to build, support, and sustain a diverse and equitable STEM workforce. I often refer to the Committee I chair as the Committee of the future, and throughout my tenure in Congress I have been dedicated to advancing opportunities for all in STEM. Today, I hope we can celebrate the progress we have made, and honor the progress to come as we work to build that bright future with STEM at the forefront.”