House Votes To Establish Congressional Academic Competition Among Students In Competitive & Important Fields Of Study; Ros-Lehtinen Pleased To Vote For Bill & Says Strengthening Knowledge In STEM Education Assures We Can Better Compete In World Economy

Feb 26, 2013 Issues: Education

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was very pleased to have voted for the House Resolution “Academic Competition Resolution of 2013” that establishes a nationwide Congressional Academic Competition in the fields of study science, technology, engineering and math.

The STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math are the academic fields that have determined our excellence and competiveness in the world economy; and they will determine whether we stay competitive in the future.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “I was pleased to support this House Resolution because these fields of study determine the future competiveness of our nation. Succeeding in science, technology, engineering and math are vital to any society. This Congressional Academic Competition will assure that students throughout our great country are better prepared to enter what is a very competitive workforce.

Being a former teacher, I know well that students who succeed in these areas are better prepared to succeed in whatever career they choose. The emergence of China as a world power must be confronted in all spheres of influence and a great way to stop the plans of communist China is for the U.S. to excel in STEM fields. Strengthening our knowledge in STEM education assures we can better compete in the world economy.”