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President Obama to Speak on STEM at SXSW

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – March 10, 2016 — The White House yesterday announced new, wide-ranging commitments to President Barack Obama's "Nation of Makers" initiative. The measures seek to "ensure that the maker movement is able to support and reach students and adults of all backgrounds."

The news comes in advance of President Obama’s keynote at SXSW, where he’s expected to discuss how bolstering technical skills and fueling innovation can fill vacant positions in technology fields and help future-proof the U.S. workforce.

Here’s a statement from John Kavanagh, President of Dremel, on the issue:

"President Obama's initiative is a strong response to the urgent need to prepare students for the dynamic workforce they will enter. As a manufacturer of 3D printing technology and curriculum for classrooms, Dremel fully supports nourishing a maker mentality by increasing access to STEM education for students of all ages and backgrounds."

Watch President Obama’s keynote on Friday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. CT: http://www.sxsw.com/live.

About Dremel

Founded in 1934, Dremel is the industry standard in leadership and excellence for versatile tools systems. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder expands the brand’s reach from the workshop to the classroom to provide educators and students with cutting-edge technology for STEM education. Built upon the brand’s dedication to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder nurtures student confidence by giving them a tool to design and build their own models to understand lessons. With available curriculum to draw connections between 3D printing and instruction, Dremel is providing educators with the support they need to transform classrooms. Learn more about classroom applications and curriculum-based learning at 3dprinter.dremel.com.


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Emily Embury
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John Hauter, Dremel