Summary: H.R.2936 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (08/10/1992)

Scientific and Technical Education Act of 1992 - Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to carry out a program of grants to assist associate-degree-granting colleges (ADCs) and consortia thereof to provide education in advanced technology fields, with an emphasis on the needs of students who have been in the workforce. Requires maintenance of an inventory of programs funded under these provisions.

Requires establishment of as many as ten centers of excellence in advanced technical education or undergraduate mathematics and science education. Sets forth the duties of centers, including serving as national and regional clearinghouses and models.

Mandates grants to partnerships of one or more ADCs and one or more bachelor-degree-granting institutions (BDIs) to assist students pursuing bachelors degrees in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to make the transition from ADCs to BDIs.

Requires grants to ADCs to strengthen relationships with secondary schools by improving mathematics and science education and encouraging interest and aptitude in science and advanced technology fields.

Amends the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 to authorize the National Science Foundation, in carrying out specified provisions, to support the development and use of computer networks which may be used substantially for purposes in addition to research and education in the sciences and engineering, if the additional uses will tend to increase the overall capabilities of the networks to support such research and education activities.

Authorizes FY 1992 and 1993 appropriations.