Sep 06 2012
WHAT: Governor Gary R. Herbert will join Prosperity 2020, the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and key partners from industry and education to announce strategies for becoming a top ten center for technology jobs and businesses, including a statewide planning process and a public/private sector partnership.
WHY: Utah's economy and quality of life will improve with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, and related jobs/businesses. Technology businesses have high paying jobs, but many Utah students don't have the necessary certificates and degrees.
WHO: Governor Gary R. Herbert
Student scientists from elementary to college age
Mark Bouchard, chair of Prosperity 2020, Director of CBRE for Utah/NM
Chet Linton, Utah Technology Council Board of Trustees
Spencer Eccles, executive director, Governor's Office of Economic Development
Members of the Governor's Education Excellence Commission
VISUALS: Student scientists will demonstrate their projects, showcasing STEM programs for young students, such as FIRST Lego League robotics and Expanding Your Horizons, a science and engineering program for girls.
WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
1:00-1:15 p.m., Governor and business leaders announce vision and plan
1:15-2:00 p.m., MEDIA AVAILABILITY for one-on-one interviews with Governor, Prosperity 2020 leaders and student scientists demonstrating projects
WHERE: World Trade Center at City Creek, 60 E. South Temple, Third Floor