Rep. Zeldin Speaks at Brookhaven National Lab Summer Internship Closing Ceremony
August 7, 2015
Brookhaven, NY – On Wednesday, August 6, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1), spoke at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Office of Educational Programs 2015 Summer Internship Closing Ceremony.
The internship program at Brookhaven National Lab is the largest U.S. Department of Energy Summer Internship Program in the nation with over 200 students from across the country participating.
Congressman Zeldin discussed the importance of the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and explained how STEM is vital to the education of our youth and the future of our country in the 21st century; providing our communities with good paying jobs, which contribute to the growth of our economy, while increasing innovation, a necessary requirement for the United States to maintain a strong economy and remain competitive in the global marketplace.
The Congressman expressed that he places a high priority on ensuring that the United States remains a leader in scientific discovery, and that he will continue to support responsible funding for scientific exploration.