The Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson Wins 19th George E. Brown Award for Science Leadership

March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 –– U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) will receive the 2014 George E. Brown Award for her vision and leadership in promoting public policies benefitting science and engineering. Representative Johnson will be honored at a Capitol Hill ceremony and public reception on Tuesday, March 25 to be held in the Rayburn Foyer at the Rayburn House Office Building from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the celebration is open to the general public.

About Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson:
In December 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the first African-American female Raking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, where she emphasized education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. Throughout the 113th Congress, Representative Johnson has led the way in sponsoring and supporting legislation to promote federal investments in research, innovation, and STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

About the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group
(SETWG) and the George E. Brown Award: SETWG organizes the annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD) — an event that brings hundreds of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Uniquely multi-sector and multi-disciplinary, CVD is coordinated by a coalition of professional societies, associations, educational institutions, and private companies and is open to all who support science and technology as a cornerstone of our nation’s future.