President's Council on Jobs & Competitiveness & NASA Administrator to Hold Listening & Action Session Highlighting mportance of Science Education

Press Release From: White House
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012

On Friday, February 3rd, the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will hold a Listening and Action Session in Seattle, WA. The Jobs Council, in partnership with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, will discuss ways 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.

President Obama formed the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in January of 2011 for the purpose of bolstering the United States economy by fostering job creation, innovation, growth, and competitiveness as the country enters a new phase of economic recovery. This session is the next in a series of regional Council Listening and Action Sessions that are taking place around the country as a result of the President's challenge that the Council bring new voices to the table and ensure that everyone can participate and inform the Council's work and recommendations.

The meeting will take place as part of the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF). BHEF is composed of Fortune 500 CEOs, prominent college and university presidents and is dedicated to advancing innovative solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges.


Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator
Darlene Miller, President and CEO of Permac Industries, and Member, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Don Graves, Executive Director, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Brad Smith, General Counsel, Microsoft,
John Vechey, Co-Founder, PopCap Games and Vice President & Studio Franchise Director, EA
Nicolas J. Hanauer, Partner, Second Avenue Partners

The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 621-1700


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Members of the media wishing to attend the Listening and Action Session should contact Lauren Worley at 202.386.5406 or

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