A proclamation: Georgia STEM Day, Jan. 8, 2014

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION GEORGIA STEM DAY

WHEREAS:

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is fundamental in the success of our future workforce and has become a vital aspect of our state's future economic competitiveness and growth. TAG Education Collaborative, community partners, and K-12 schools throughout the state will join together to celebrate STEM and recognize its benefits to our students; and

WHEREAS:

Georgia is a national leader in five industries: health IT, information security, communication services, financial technology, and logistics. These clusters combined generate more than $80 billion in annual revenue for the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS:

By the year 2018, nearly 211 ,000 technology jobs are projected to exist in our state. Fostering student interest in STEM careers will maintain Georgia's leadership position in technology and innovation; and

WHEREAS:

Students, teachers, companies, and universities will participate in STEM activities such as industry speakers, hands-on classroom projects, field trips, etc. that will engage and excite students about STEM learning; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2014, as GEORGIA STEM DAY in Georgia and encourage our citizens to celebrate STEM education in order to engage our youth and sustain our position as a leader in technology.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 8th day of January in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen.

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