April 6, 2015
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Week
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recognized April 5 through April 11 as Women and Girls in STEM Week and urged educators, business, and community leaders to work together to increase the percentage of women, girls, and underrepresented youth in STEM fields.
“Diversity is California’s strength,” said Torlakson. “We should do everything we can to make sure our diversity is represented in our workforce. Our society, our businesses, and our economy succeed when we tap everyone’s talents, creativity, and energy.”
Torlakson has made STEM education a top priority.