Congressman Cuellar Speaks at Northeast Lakeview College’s STEM Day
Cuellar, local companies encourage local students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics
Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) participated in Northeast Lakeview College’s annual STEM Day, designed to encourage area students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Northeast Lakeview College is a member of Alamo Colleges, which collaborates on STEM Day with Judson Independent School District.
Students and families in attendance participated in hands-on activities and experiments and viewed exhibits from many public- and private-sector entities designed to demonstrate the power of a career in STEM to change lives. Among the entities were the San Antonio River Authority, AT&T, the HEB Metrix 360 LAB, the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
“STEM Day is a great way to get San Antonio-area students involved in the fast-growing fields of study that make up STEM,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Science, technology, engineering and mathematics impact not just our everyday lives but our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security. The United States is consistently ranked behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to our achievement levels in STEM, and too few students pursue expertise in STEM. That is why I have consistently introduced language to support STEM education in schools across my district and the country and encourage our area students to participate in STEM-related classes and fields of study.”
In addition to Congressman Cuellar, remarks were given by Captain Barrington Irving, who became the youngest person and first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world in 2007 at the age of 23.
Congressman Cuellar on Saturday attended the 2nd Annual STEM Day at Northeast Lakeview College. L-R: Milton Fields, Captain Barrington Irving and Congressman Cuellar.