STEM Education & Workforce

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.

10 Dec 2019

Within the next year, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology plans to recommend ways to jumpstart progress in areas such as quantum information science, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing. The council will also consider options to bolster the U.S. STEM workforce and deepen federal laboratories’ engagement in the U.S. R&D enterprise.

26 Nov 2019

The House Science Committee approved legislation this month dedicated to supporting rural students and educators, the latest in a series of bills it has advanced that aim to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

25 Oct 2019

As Congress struggles to update the Higher Education Act, a mandatory funding stream that supports STEM programs at Minority Serving Institutions has expired.

17 Oct 2019

For the third year in a row, the House and Senate have advanced spending legislation that rejects the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to federal STEM education programs.

18 Sep 2019

With a new report, the National Science Board is seeking to raise awareness of jobs that involve substantial STEM skills but do not require four-year degrees. It calls for dispelling negative perceptions of such roles and illuminating the pathways into this “underappreciated” segment of the U.S. workforce.

30 May 2019

Worried about an impending wave of retirements at the national laboratories, House appropriations subcommittee chair Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced last week she is interested in supporting a broad initiative to train a new generation of elite scientists.

24 Apr 2019

The Trump administration proposes familiar cuts to a range of STEM education programs in its fiscal year 2020 budget request, while favoring those tied to career and technical education.

8 Mar 2019

Congress rejected proposed cuts to STEM education programs for fiscal year 2019, instead providing steady funding to most programs and a few targeted increases.

11 Dec 2018

The Trump administration’s newly released five-year strategic plan for federal STEM education programs calls for an expansion of work-based learning opportunities, increased engagement of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, and improved STEM literacy across the entire U.S. population, with a focus on computational and mathematical skills.

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