Statement from Sen. Hardie Davis on Georgia STEM Day

ATLANTA (April 30, 2013) – Sen. Hardie Davis (D – Augusta) has released the following statement regarding the upcoming Georgia STEM Day on Friday, May 3, and the statewide events celebrating professional opportunities for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

“As an electrical engineer by trade, I know firsthand that STEM courses are critical to building a bright future for Georgia. It is important to engage students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at a young age and teach them that although these studies can be tough, they can also be fun. Thanks to the innovation of professionals who were once just students exploring these fields, we have access to studies, inventions and processes that greatly improve our way of life.

Science, technology, engineering and math programs provide the framework for economic growth. Our state needs a workforce with a strong background in these fields in order to attract and keep the companies who are willing to invest in our state. I am excited to be a part of the first-ever Georgia STEM Day, and I look forward to hearing more about the imaginative learning activities that are about to take place in schools across the state.”

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director