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Congresswoman Johnson Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Science

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Dallas South News Wire (Rep. E.B. Johnson’s Office)

Eddie Bernice JohnsonThis week Congresswoman Johnson introduced H.Res. 91, which celebrates and encourages diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and recognizes the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).

In an era of booming innovation in science and technology worldwide, it is imperative that the United States take full advantage of the diverse talent of individuals from across our nation. Today, Congresswoman Johnson and other Representatives will speak about Minorities in STEM on Capitol Hill.

“While much progress has been made in this country, there is still much to be done; and I am honored to stand up as a champion for women and minorities in science. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), and I am pleased to acknowledge the organization’s efforts and service to broaden the participation and recognize traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields.” said Congresswoman Johnson.

WHAT:          Congresswoman Johnson recognizes the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

WHEN:          Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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WHO:             Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo
Rep. Corrine Brown
Rep. Donna Edwards
Rep. Anna Eshoo
Rep. Marcia Fudge
Rep. Raul Grijalva
Rep. Mike Honda
Rep. Doris O. Matsui
Rep. Silvestre Reyes
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. David Wu
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President
University of Maryland Baltimore County Chair,
Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline
Shirley M. Malcom, PhD
Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources American Association for the Advancement of Science
Alicia Dowd, PhD
Associate Professor at USC Rossier School of Education, Co-Director for the Center for Urban Education

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