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House Proceeding on Jan 13th, 2010 :: 1:21:40 to 1:25:10
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Bill Foster

1:21:36 to 1:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: material on h.res. 862 record. madam speaker, -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. kildee: madam speaker, i am pleased to recognize gentleman from illinois and yield him such time as he may consume. mr. foster. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he shall consume.

Bill Foster

1:21:40 to 1:25:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Bill Foster

1:21:57 to 1:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: mr. foster: thank you. madam speaker, i'm here on the floor today to speak in support of h.res. 862, hon illinois math and science academy for the receipt of the intel corporation star innovator award. the illinois math and science academy is a school of outstanding academic quality in my district, but i'm also

Bill Foster

1:22:18 to 1:22:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: speaking in support of bringing the attention of this body to the importance of science, mathematics, and other quantitative fields. academy was first proposed by leon letterman, of the nobel prize in physics in 1988, as a way of ensuring that top flight and motivated

Bill Foster

1:22:39 to 1:22:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: illinois children receive an invaluable education and mathematics. and also to train thousands of illinois teachers in the art of teaching those kills -- skifments under the guidance of stephanie pace marshal, this institution boss blossomed into

Bill Foster

1:23:00 to 1:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: one that graduated many famous people. including dozens of surgeons, teachers, pil scientists, and even financial services experts. we employ a graduate in our congressional office today. the award this school received last september, intel corporation's star innovator award, has its own rich history of promoting science in the united states.

Bill Foster

1:23:22 to 1:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: the progenitor of this award was first give 1942, then referred as the westing house science talent search. this award was given out under this name for over 50 years and was widely recognized as the highest scientific honor that any high school student could receive. a decade ago this program was taken over by intel, the company that invented the microprocessor

Bill Foster

1:23:43 to 1:24:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: and company that recognizes the crucial importance of math and science education to the economic future of our country. the name of the award as primary sponsor may have changed, but the award itself and high academic honor associated with it continue to this day. under intel's guidance the program includes awards horing not only students and teachers

Bill Foster

1:24:04 to 1:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: but innovative institutions specializing in math and science education as well. as a scientist myself, i see the need for recognizing and congratulating scientific achievement at all ages. we need not -- we need this award not just this award, not just corporate sponsorships, not just economic rewards, but also a new cultural appreciation for

Bill Foster

1:24:27 to 1:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: the value of individuals with extensive quantitativskills in math, science, and engineing, and other technical disciplines. i also have a special reason to be proud of this award. as it turns out my daughter is one of the many proud alums. my daughter recently graduated from stanford and i'm happy to report she's gainfully employed

Bill Foster

1:24:51 to 1:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Foster: doing work she enjoys. while the illinois math and science academy lies in the illinois 14th district i represent, i'm proud to be joined in this congratulation by the entire illinois delegation and in particular i'd like to thank representative judy biggert who has always been a strong supporter of math, science, and education as well

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