Virginia Science Festival Month


WHEREAS, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, in partnership with Virginia Tech, will host the second annual Virginia Science Festival September 26 – October 30, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Science Festival brings together the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), emphasizing the importance of STEAM learning to Virginia’s youth; and

WHEREAS, the festival provides an interactive approach to educating Virginians on the wonders of science and technology; and

WHEREAS, community members, scientists, and non-profit and for-profit organizations will provide experiment booths for children and family members; and

WHEREAS, the 2014 inaugural festival hosted more than 20,000 individuals with 13 venues across the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Science Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the important role of STEAM education, and its critical role in supporting a New Virginia Economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 26 – October 30, 2015, as VIRGINIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.