Community and state leaders support Science and Technology Open House


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 7, 2013) —Political figures from Macon County and Alabama gave their backing to the pursuit of science and technology education during the annual Science and Technology Open House Saturday. The university showcased the work

Rep. Terri Sewell
of students in high school, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs during the free event held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala. It was an opportunity for students to create connections and collaboration opportunities as well as present their work in a poster competition.

Among the attendees were: Rep. Terri Sewell, U.S. congresswoman for the 7th District of Alabama; Rep. Pebblin Warren, Alabama representative for the 82nd District; Louis Maxwell, Macon County Commission chairman; Ella Bell, Alabama State Board of Education member for District 5; Chris Lee, City of Tuskegee councilman; and Tuskegee University provost and executive vice president, Luther S. Williams.

During her remarks to the students in attendance, Sewell urged the young people look past how others may view them. Instead, she said it was imperative that they learn to see themselves despite challenges.

“There’s no such thing as an easy road. There’s no substitute for hard work.” Sewell said. “You have to define yourself for yourself.”

Shaik Jeelani

Luther S. Williams

Rep. Pebblin Warren

Tamara Lee

Chris Lee

Louis Maxwell

Audience listens at the conference.

One of the posters presented at the conference.

© 2013 Tuskegee University

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