STEM Education & Workforce

23 Jun 2020

President Trump’s suspension of wide swaths of visa programs through the end of the year has drawn an outcry from universities and businesses, especially given the inclusion of H-1B visas granted to highly skilled workers.

9 Jun 2020

An effort organized by Black physical scientists and allies calls on the research community to take specific actions to combat anti-Black racism.

2 Jun 2020

A new presidential proclamation bars entry to the U.S. for many Chinese graduate students and visiting researchers if they have ever been connected to Chinese institutions deemed to have military ties. The move comes as even stricter limits on Chinese nationals studying or conducting research in STEM fields are being proposed in Congress.

28 May 2020

The National Science Foundation would get a massive new technology directorate, and a new name, under a bipartisan bill unveiled this week that envisions pumping $100 billion into the agency over five years.

19 May 2020

France Córdova spoke with FYI about her six years leading the National Science Foundation, including how she handled criticism from lawmakers and the emergence of sexual harassment and research security as top policy concerns.

28 Apr 2020

President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget request largely repeats past proposals to cut STEM education programs across federal science agencies, while also proposing a new STEM initiative at the Department of Education focused on Minority Serving Institutions.

21 Apr 2020

Scientific societies and university associations have proposed emergency measures to address disruptions to the research enterprise from the coronavirus pandemic, hoping Congress will include them in its next broad relief package.

19 Feb 2020

The Trump administration proposes to shave about $500 million from the National Science Foundation’s current $8.3 billion budget while ramping up support for selected priority areas, such as artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and spectrum sharing research.

7 Feb 2020

Congress provided a mix of budget increases to federal STEM education programs for fiscal year 2020.

11 Dec 2019

An agreement to renew an expired mandatory funding stream for Minority Serving Institutions will also make it permanent, with advocates praising the deal’s implications for STEM education.


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