NASA Administrator Leads Action Session of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012

image WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will lead a discussion with business leaders and higher education professionals at a Listening and Action Session of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST on Friday, Feb. 3, in Seattle.

Bolden will be joined by Darlene Miller, president and CEO of Permac Industries and a member of the President's Council; Brad Smith, general counsel at Microsoft; John Vechey, founder and CEO of PopCap Games (Electronic Arts); Nicolas J. Hanauer, partner at Second Avenue Partners; and Don Graves, executive director of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

The group will discuss how businesses and organizations like NASA can enhance educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics beyond the classroom to develop a competitive and innovative workforce. The council will meet as part of the Business Higher Education Forum taking place on Friday.

Members of the media wishing to attend the Listening and Action Session should contact Lauren Worley at 202-386-5406 or

For more information about the council, visit:

For information about the Business Higher Education Forum, visit:

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