WITH STUDENTS IN PELHAM, SHAHEEN SAYS CONTINUED STEM INVESTMENTS IMPORTANT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

October 25, 2013

(Pelham, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today educational investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are critical to helping New Hampshire students fill the need for highly skilled workers. Shaheen met with Pelham High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Robotics team, the Pelham Pythons, this afternoon to showcase the benefits of STEM education and promote policies like the Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program to provide high schools with new incentives to invest in STEM programs.

“By making strategic investments in STEM education, Pelham High School is helping create a talent supply for the high-tech jobs of the future,” Shaheen said. “We ought to make it easier for more schools to give New Hampshire students a competitive edge in the global marketplace, and that starts with STEM education.”

Shaheen has been a leader on STEM education efforts since her days as Governor and is a recognized leader by STEM Connector in their 100 Women in STEM. Shaheen co-chairs the Senate STEM Caucus that was launched earlier this year and  has been a longtime supporter of programs that would promote programs like FIRST Robotics, bringing FIRST Robotics teams to Capitol Hill in 2011.