Dr. Byers named to Virginia STEM Education Commission

Headshot of Al Byers, Ph.D.
Dr. Al Byers

Dr. Al Byers has been named to Governor Ralph Northam's Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Commission.

According to the governor's executive order, the commission will assist in aligning efforts around the state, measuring our programming and workforce landscape, identifying areas that can be better supported, and seeking methods in which we can more effectively prepare Virginians for employment.

These goals will support the modernization of our education systems and local economies by preparing a capable and ready workforce to lead Virginia into a STEM-focused future.

The First Lady of Virginia will chair the commission.

Read the governor's executive order (July 17)

Read the governor's press release (August 2)

Read the formal STEM Commission Executive Order

View the Flickr Album of the STEM Commission's Breakout Session (October 11)