*** MEDIA ADVISORY***
Contact: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436
February 6, 2013
Cardin to deliver keynote address at the 2013
black engineer of the year STEM Conference
On Friday, February 8, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Black Engineer of the Year Award luncheon. The luncheon serves to honor accomplished professionals working in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year, Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has been selected to receive the Black Engineer of the Year Award for his work at an educator in promoting STEM education. Mr. Hrabowski also is chairman of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
“It is an honor for me to support the Black Engineer of the Year Awards, a celebration of the African-American community’s success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Senator Cardin. “STEM education is the cornerstone of our nation’s future economic growth and today’s attendees of the BEYA conference understand that reality and are committed to excellence in these fields. I applaud them and I am committed to making sure all Americans are prepared to succeed in these highly challenging areas.”
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to deliver keynote address for the 2013 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference
· WHEN: Friday, February 8 at 1:30 pm.
· WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park,
2660 Woodley Road, N.W.