Speaker stresses STEM education at economic club

Emily DeRocco
Editor’s Note: Emily DeRocco, former Assistant Secretary of Labor in the George W. Bush administration and currently Education and Workforce Director for Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), was guest speaker at a recent Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon. She spoke before an audience of nearly 200 business and industry leaders. Following are excerpts from her speech that addressed the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in re-establishing America as the leader in manufacturing.  
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