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AWIS in Action! March 2013 - EBJ Bill
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AWIS In Action!

 Advocacy & Public Policy Newsletter   ~   March 2013
In This Issue
New House Bill Supports Women and Minorities in STEM
Many different events, from rallies and lectures to multi-day events, have been occurring all over the Capital to celebrate Women’s History Month and AWIS has been actively engaged in the celebrations. This included participation in the Society of Women Engineer’s (SWE) Capitol Hill Day this past week, the theme of which was "Diversity and Inclusion.” SWE’s Hill Day included an evening reception with several notable speakers who offered their own interpretations about the importance of inclusivity and diversity in engineering disciplines as well as STEM at large.
One of the speeches given by members of Congress at the event included an announcement by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (pictured here with Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Ph.D., professor of medicinal biochemistry at University of Toledo and chair of the AWIS diversity task force), ranking member on the House of Representatives Space, Science, and Technology Committee. This week she introduced an exciting piece of legislation H.R. 1358, which aims to increase the strength of the American workforce by addressing the issues leading to the failure to retain women and minorities in the STEM field. 
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