U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump to Highlight STEM Education with Local Students, NASA Leaders

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump to Highlight STEM Education with Local Students, NASA Leaders

Event Date 1 : March 28, 2017 - 9:45 a.m

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Ivanka Trump will visit the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in downtown Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 28. They will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.  They’ll discuss empowering young women to pursue STEM-related careers and introduce a viewing of the acclaimed film Hidden Figures. The event will be attended by local students with an interest in STEM from schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Who:   
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Ivanka Trump
Kay Hire, NASA astronaut
J.R. “Jack” Dailey, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Barbara Gruber, PhD, aerospace educator, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Rae Stewart, student educator, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

What:  
Visit to Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to highlight the importance of education in STEM fields and related opportunities for young women
       
When:  
9:45 a.m. ET, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Where: 
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue at Sixth Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20560

Media should enter the Museum on Independence Avenue

Access:
The event is open to credentialed media.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Set time is 9:30 a.m. for hands-on demonstrations with students on the first floor. Set time in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater is 10:15.

NOTE: There is limited space available in the theater for cameras, and media will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis until seating is at-capacity. Due to safety regulations, audience members, media and cameras will have to remain in place and stationary in the theater.

Credentialed media interested in attending the event should RSVP to Alison Mitchell, Communications, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, mitchellac@si.edu, for additional directions.

For further information on the Department of Education, contact: press@ed.gov.