NASA Administrator Charles Bolden joined thousands of teachers, students, and executives in a pep rally last week to show support of President Obama’s engineering campaign, Bolden wrote on the White House blog.
The Day of Engineering pep rally occurred at Georgia Tech and promoted education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The White House expects future growth in the aerospace and computer technology fields.
Bolden believes promoting STEM disciplines will ensure the U.S. has the workforce to match that growth.
Intel and 64 other companies have already committed to the campaign by increasing its demands for engineering interns for this summer.
The President’s fiscal year 2013 budget allocates $73 million for NASA education programs generated from accumulated grants, subsidies and contributions.
That is down from the $122 million granted in 2012.
NASA’s overall education budget faces a 28 percent cut from last year as well.