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ADVISORY: Governor to Attend Discovery Communications STEM Event at Banneker MS Wednesday

April 30, 2013
On Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m., Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav, and Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS, will join local officials at Benjamin Banneker Middle School to discuss the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Discovery Communications also will be announcing new initiatives across its networks, education and digital businesses as part of a multi-year commitment in support of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign to engage students in STEM subjects and inspire more students to pursue STEM careers.
 
WHO:
  • Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications
  • Kal Penn, Host of Discovery Channel’s THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS
  • Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
  • Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Christopher Barclay, President of the Montgomery County Board of Education
  • Ruschelle Reuben, Principal of Benjamin Banneker Middle School
 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1
12:30 to 1 p.m. – Press Set-Up
1 to 2 p.m. – STEM Event


WHERE: Benjamin Banneker Middle School
14800 Perrywood Dr.
Burtonsville, MD 20866 

 
CONTACT: 
Tammy Shea, Discovery Communications     
240.338.0351,
tammy_shea@discovery.com 

Dana Tofig, Montgomery County Public Schools
301.279.3853,
dana_tofig@mcpsmd.org

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