Education Department Senior Official to Highlight STEM Education Initiatives at Engineering Policy Forum

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Michael Lach, special assistant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will address leaders from engineering societies across the nation at the Engineering Public Policy Symposium on Tuesday, May 17. Lach will speak at 11:15 a.m. in the U.S. Library of Congress Members Room in Washington, D.C.

During his remarks, Lach will highlight the Department’s focus on STEM education and the importance of fostering partnerships with the technical and science community. The 2011 symposium will discuss the importance of STEM education in meeting the workforce requirements of a 21st century, globally competitive economy.