During a trip to Cleveland, Ohio today, Secretary Lew dropped by Mr. Danny Bowen's eighth grade science class at the University of Cleveland Preparatory School to discuss his role as Treasury Secretary and highlight the importance of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). Mr. Bowen is a first year corps member with Teach For America, an organization that recruits top college graduates and professionals to commit to teach in high-need schools.
Secretary Lew's school visit was part of Teach For America Week, a national event where local leaders join classrooms to raise awareness of expanding educational opportunities.
While visiting the classroom, Secretary Lew took questions from the students and listened to presentations about their projects for an upcoming science fair. The passion these bright students showed for a STEM education reflected the promise for the future economy in which they will soon participate.
Victoria Suarez-Palomo is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Business Affairs and Public Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.