EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to visit Atlanta, Discuss Administration’s Commitment to STEM Education, Green Jobs

ATLANTAActing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Bob Perciasepe will visit Atlanta on Tuesday Feb. 26, to highlight the Agency’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to green jobs.

Originally appointed to the Agency by President Obama in 2009, Obama spoke recently to aspects of EPA's environemental committments during his State of the Union address where he remarked on the vitality of STEM classes in teaching students transferrable skills for future sucess.

In EPA's continuing efforts to help students see the connections between science, environmental protection, and future career opportunities because science is the backbone of the Agency’s work, Administrator Perciasepe will participate in an environmental education and science fair event, followed by a Q&A session with students at the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. 

Perciasepe will be joined by Regional Administrator Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming and a number of organizations including the City of Atlanta, the Captain Planet Foundation, Sustainable Atlanta, SouthFace and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Perciasepe will later visit Clark Atlanta University to participate in a roundtable discussion on skills and education necessary for jobs in environmental protection.