Joe May is a longtime champion of strong public schools, robust STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and access for Virginians to our state’s colleges and universities.

May has championed VAST programs which provide STEM opportunities for Virginia students and has regularly accompanied VAST participants to NASA’s Langley facility to learn more about the aerospace industry.

May personally supports students in STEM fields. His family foundation recently funded a program at Virginia Tech to increase engineering admissions for over 300 first generation Virginia students. The program is designed to identify talented students from all over Virginia starting in the ninth grade and support them through graduation.

As a delegate, May fought to protect access to the world-class education offered by Virginia’s public colleges and universities for Virginia students, supporting measures to limit the rate of out-of-state admissions.

As our senator, May will fight tirelessly to strengthen our schools and ensure Northern Virginia gets its fair share of state education funding.