Posey To Speak With Brevard Students About STEM Education

By  //  February 12, 2014

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STEM Event Features Inspirational Talk by Famed Aviator Barrington Irving

ABOVE VIDEO: Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) discusses the future of NASA. On Feb. 19, Posey will meet with Brevard students, teachers and administration at Bayside High  School to discuss STEM Education. 

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Congressman Bill Posey will speak with Brevard County students about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education next Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, at Bayside High School in Palm Bay and in the afternoon at Florida Tech in Melbourne.

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey
U.S. Rep. Bill Posey

The daylong event is being coordinated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) as part of their “Dream & Soar” program which will feature an inspirational talk by famed Florida aviator Barrington Irving.

Irving has presented his inspirational message to more than 13,000 students across the United States over the last five years.

“In order for our nation to lead the world and remain competitive, our young people must be prepared to meet the challenges of the future,” said Congressman Bill Posey. “Florida’s Space Coast has been at the forefront of American innovation for many years and getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is the key to maintaining our edge.”

Barrington Antonio Irving was the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)
Barrington Antonio Irving was the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Congressman Posey continued, “Furthermore, I commend Barrington Irving for his dedication to inspiring young people everywhere to take on the role of becoming the next generation of scientists, engineers and professors.”

“I believe that this event will allow me to get my educational and motivational message out to the students at Brevard County Schools and Florida Tech,” said Irving.

“I want to show them that pursuing a career in this exciting industry and understanding the value of a STEM education can enable them to realize their dreams – just as I did.”

When: February 19 at 9 a.m.
Where: Bayside High School (1901 Degroodt Road SW, Palm Bay, Florida, 32908)

When: February 19 at 1 p.m.
Where: Florida Institute of Technology, Gleason Performing Arts Auditorium (150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, Florida, 32901)