Making in the Arts Exhibition

Makers and artists often overlap and intersect; experimenting with technology, art, design, and using their creativity to create art, engage with communities, and improve education. Meet innovative Maker artists using new tools and technologies to create unique and beautiful artwork. Meet organizations that are using art created with Maker principles to change their communities and foster design thinking in students.

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Update the Lifeline Program & Expand Access to Broadband (v. 2)

Please join us on a letter to Chairman Wheeler offering guidance as the FCC considers updating the Lifeline program to include broadband services. The digital divide is real, and makes it much more difficult for low-income children to complete homework and adults to apply for jobs, make appointments, and pay bills. High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury and this is a rare opportunity to do something substantive about it, at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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Support Women and Minorities in STEM: Become an Original Cosponsor of the STEM Booster Act

As the American economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, job gains have been faster in STEM fields, and these occupations enjoy higher wages than other professions. However, women and minorities are under-represented in these professions and their educational pipelines, and many young Americans from these groups lack the skills or training needed to enter these growing career fields.

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Meet the doctor from Concussion who discovered CTE

On Tuesday, January 12, at 4:00pm – 5:00 pm in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2456, I cordially invite you to attend a briefing entitled on the topic of brain injuries and the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players. I am proud to be joined by my guest to the State of the Union, Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist and neuropathologist who was the first to publish findings of CTE in a series of ex-NFL players. His discovery and work to blow the whistle on the NFL are portrayed in the new film Concussion.

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