Updated 10/20/2011 04:28 PM
Encouraging students to enroll in STEM fields
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Congressman Richard Hanna paid a visit to Broome Community College Thursday to talk about a bill aimed at encouraging students to enroll in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The bill would create a permanent tax deduction for tuition and room and board for students majoring in those fields.
"Innovation has created more jobs than anything else in the last 30, 40 years in our country and of course in others. So you want to encourage people to go into science, engineering, technology and math and medicine. And you want to help them find a way to do that. Well today, schools have openings but students don't have the money to go," Congressman Richard Hanna said.
Hanna says the bill would also encourage benefactors to invest in education.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.