Saturday, May 8, 2010

Washington DC-Day 1

Today was a busy day at Capital Hill. John Otto, Mr. Gallagher, and myself spent the day in eight different meetings. The purpose of the trip was to lobby in front of Congressmen and Senators' staff to try and convince them to provide more funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical. This STEM education is specifically supported by programs like Project Lead the Way who would be able to grow even more rapidly with government funding. We even got to meet with Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy while talking to his staff in his office. After a long day of talking with staff members, Project Lead the Way CEO took us out to dinner at Legal Seafood and bought each table an eight pound lobster!