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For Immediate Release:
June 06, 2017
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
OlgaV@miamidade.gov
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Commissioner Diaz encourages STEM careers


MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade County Commission on June 6 approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to encourage the growth of STEM careers in Miami-Dade County.

The resolution calls for the County administration to continuously pursue opportunities for partnerships, programs and grants that will lead to expanding educational and career opportunities in the STEM fields for young people, including girls and young women. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

“STEM careers are the wave of the future, and I want to see this community do everything it can to foster young talent to pursue this lucrative field, which will also benefit our local economy,” Commissioner Diaz said. “I was pleased to read in the newspaper that a recent Mater Academy graduate, Dayme Delgado, is heading to MIT on a full scholarship to study theoretical mathematics and aerospace engineering. We need to inspire more young people like her.”

Last year, Commissioner Diaz sponsored a resolution to partner with local schools to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers.