Says, 'Introducing young women to STEM and encouraging them to pursue STEM careers is essential. . . .'
LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement celebrating the kick-off of Million Women Mentors (MWM) in Fort Smith:
"Only twelve percent of graduating high school girls in Arkansas expressed an interest in STEM this year, compared to forty-seven percent of boys. Introducing young women to STEM and encouraging them to pursue STEM careers is essential for Arkansas to compete for good-paying jobs with other states and around the world. I am proud to serve as the honorary chair of Million Women Mentors in Arkansas and am excited to help launch Million Women Mentors today in Fort Smith. I will continue to serve as an advocate for STEM for all young Arkansans."
More information about Million Women Mentors can be found at www.millionwomenmentors.org.
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.