Monday, 14 May 2012 11:04
On May 7, 2012, two members of the MeTRC community, George Kerscher and Steve Jacobs, were among 14 individuals chosen by the White House as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math for people with disabilities in education and employment.
Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy said:
“STEM is vital to America’s future in education and employment, so equal access for people with disabilities is imperative, as they can contribute to and benefit from STEM. The leaders we’ve selected as Champions of Change are proving that when the playing field is level, people with disabilities can excel in STEM, develop new products, create scientific inventions, open successful businesses, and contribute equally to the economic and educational future of our country.”
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
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