On Thursday, State Representative Larry Inman (R – 104th district) introduced House Resolution No. 0251 to designate the week of March 21-25 as STEM Awareness Week in Michigan.
The resolution reads as follows (format edited for readability).
Whereas, An education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to our children’s future and the continued growth and prosperity of Michigan. We look to deliver world class education that will determine Michigan’s success in the 21st century. If Michigan students become inspired by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at an early age, there is a greater likelihood they will want to enter those growing career fields when they graduate. Increased awareness in our community of STEM education and STEM-related careers will advance Michigan’s workforce. STEM related careers will be pivotal in the 21st century economy. A STEM education will ensure our state’s workforce will be equipped for the jobs of tomorrow; now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare March 21-25, 2016, as STEM Awareness Week in the state of Michigan. We call upon parents, educators, community organizations, businesses, governments, and the people of Michigan to observe the week with appropriate programs and activities.
For more information concerning the resolution, its author, or to track its progress, visit the House of Representatives bill tracking tool for HR 0251 (2016).