Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Delegates Rust and Plum to Update AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Reston and Herndon will feature Delegates Ken Plum and Tom Rust at its monthly meeting at the Reston Regional Library on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Come and hear these delegates to the Virginia General Assembly bring AAUW up to date on the 2013 legislative session and outlook for the coming year on issues of interest to women in particular and Virginians in general. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to briefly meet your delegate and to ask questions.

The meeting is open to AAUW members, those who may be interested in joining AAUW, and the general public. For more information, call Linda Walker at 703-709-8599.

Wolf to Host STEM Education Career Fair

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10), a longtime supporter of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education, announced a STEM Career Fair for area middle and high schools students Sept. 27-28 at the Dulles Town Center in Loudoun County (21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles).

Wolf, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds many of the nation’s science programs, is co-hosting the fair with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

More than 50 exhibitors will be in attendance, including NOAA, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Institute of Health (NIH), NASA, the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). The fair is free and open to the public.

“The fair is aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, which are the surest career paths to an exciting, successful career and a strong, competitive economy,” Wolf said.

The fair is open to middle school and high school students, teachers and families and will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.