Assemblyman Rocky Chávez was appointed Tuesday to the California Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM).
The task force is responsible for recommending a "blueprint on how to improve teaching, learning, and equal access to STEM-related courses and careers for students in kindergarten through grade 12."
Chávez said STEM education has always been a "priority" for him.
“There are few things more important than ensuring California’s children grow up learning skills that will give them the ability to successfully compete in today’s economy,” Chávez said. “Encouraging our children to become doctors, scientists or engineers is key to creating a prosperous future for our state. I am thrilled to be a part of the STEM Education Task Force.”