From The White House, “Background on the President’s Trip to Intel and Investments in Education“:
This Friday, the President will travel to Hillsboro, Oregon and visit Intel Corporation where he will tour the world’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility with Intel CEO Paul Otellini. The President will also learn more about Intel’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs and Intel’s efforts to better prepare people to compete for high-tech jobs and be the minds behind the next great inventions. He will then make remarks about the importance of out-educating the competition in order to win the future…
Companies like Intel are helping us achieve these important education and innovation goals. They know that government and industry must work together so that America can out-educate, out-build, and out-innovate the rest of world. Over the past decade, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion toward improving education. In 2010, in conjunction with President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign, Intel announced a 10-year, $200 million commitment to advance education in math and science in the U.S. Intel is also one of four founding companies of Change the Equation, a CEO-led initiative designed to answer the president’s call to move the U.S. to the top in science and math education over the next decade.
The President’s remarks will be webcast at WhiteHouse.gov starting at 2:35 p.m. Eastern time, which is 11:35 a.m. Hillsboro time.
There’s more detail on the President’s schedule today here. He’s flying into Portland International Airport, on the east side of PDX. (The Hillsboro airport is a good-size operation and less than a half-mile from the Intel plant. Must still be too small.)