COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 179

December 21, 2001

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

African-American Scientist and Inventor Day

 


The 2001 session of the Virginia General Assembly adopted a resolution designating February 25 each year as African-American Scientist and Inventor Day. All citizens of the commonwealth are asked to recognize and celebrate this day with appropriate commemorative activities in which all Virginians may participate. The full text of this resolution can be found in Attachment A to this memo.

 

The resolution calls attention to the significant achievements and contributions of African-American scientists, mathematicians, and inventors, many of whom were native sons and daughters of Virginia, and the importance of the special day on which they may be honored. It is imperative that African-American youth and Virginians of all races and ages realize that the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology are available to every one.

 

For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy (vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2877.

 

JLD/VLW/lgh

 

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