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Media Advisory: EPA promotes development of environmental learning through a partnership with Kentucky State University

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ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into an agreement with Kentucky State University to support campus greening and sustainability. As part of the agreement, EPA will commit to enhance the university’s environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed during a ceremony at Kentucky State University.

WHO: Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Region 4 Administrator, and Dr. Mary Evans Sias, President, Kentucky State University

WHAT: EPA and Kentucky State University to sign MOU on Campus Greening and Environmental Curriculum Development

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Cooperative Extension Bldg, Room 238
Frankfort, KY 40601

Since 1970, the stated mission of the EPA has been to protect human health and the environment. EPA has a consistent demand for highly trained, diverse professionals with science, engineering, administrative, and other technological skills to fulfill its mission. Based on data from the United States Department of Education, the number of students pursuing science and other related technological careers is decreasing. This MOU is intended to help to address the dwindling participation of students in environmental fields of study, and to help EPA attract a workforce that is as diverse as the public we serve.

For more information contact Ms. Jewell Harper at (404) 562-8629 or harper.jewell@epa.gov.

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