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Media Advisory: Congressman Lamar Smith Visits Oak Hill Elementary School with IBM Scientists

Austin, TXCongressman Lamar Smith will be at Oak Hill Elementary School, along with scientists from IBM to lead the fifth-grade class in a hands-on science experiment.

When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29

Where: Oak Hill Elementary School, 6101 Patton Ranch Road       

Background:  Congressman Smith represents the 21st congressional district of Texas. A lifelong lover of science, the congressman was recently named chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which oversees a budget of $39 billion and focuses primarily on research and development.

Along with IBM's Rick McMaster and Sandy Dochen, Congressman Smith will engage Oak Hill fifth graders in the scientific process and encourage students to begin thinking about the role science may play in their future. 

For more information, please contact the Department of Communications and Community Engagement at 414-2414.