Governor Gina Raimondo’s office as announced that the Governor will issue a proclamation related to education and economic development in the STEAM disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math on Monday, March 4th.

“STEAM industries are significant economic drivers in Rhode Island, and the Governor and state agency leaders will embark on a series of visits that tout the educational programs, work-based learning opportunities, and workforce development efforts that will support STEAM’s continued growth”, the press release states.

The schedule of public events is as follows:

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Who: Governor Gina Raimondo
What: STEAM Proclamation and classroom visits
When: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Asa Messer Elementary School
1655 Westminster Street, Providence

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

Who:
 Ken Wagner, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
What: Classroom discussion with Cybersecurity P-TECH students from Newport Area Career and Technical Center
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Community College of Rhode Island
Newport Campus, Room 213
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard, Newport


Who: Scott Jensen, Director, Department of Labor and Training
What: Visit with Woonsocket Youth Center students participating in a Real Jobs Rhode Island training program through the RI Marine Trades Association
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: Herreshoff Marine Museum
1 Burnside Street, Bristol

Who: Stefan Pryor, Commerce Secretary  

What: Meeting with Wavemaker fellows

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Apponaug Brewing Company 334 Knight Street, Warwick, RI 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Who:
 Brenda Dann-Messier, Commissioner of Postsecondary Education
What: Classroom discussion with URI College of Engineering Capstone students. The Commissioner will be joined by Dr. Raymond Wright, URI Dean of Engineering
When: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Schneider Electric
132 Fairgrounds Road, West Kingston

Throughout the month, follow along with STEAM events, resources, and information on social media, using the hashtag, #RISTEAM.

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