S.2134 - Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Smith, Gordon H. [R-OR] (Introduced 12/16/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||12/16/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.2134 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/16/2005)
Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005 - Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a manufacturing research pilot grants program to make awards to partnerships consisting of at least one industry and one nonindustry partner to foster cost-shared collaborations among firms, educational and research institutions, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the development of innovative, multidisciplinary manufacturing technologies.
Requires the Director to establish: (1) a manufacturing fellowship program for studies and research activities relating to manufacturing sciences; and (2) a program of competitive grants to manufacturing centers to develop projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems.
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) manufacturing support programs; (2) the collaborative manufacturing research pilot grants program; (3) technical workforce education and development; (4) scientific and technical research and services; (5) the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program; and (6) the advanced technology program.
Requires the Director to carry out a Standards Education program to award grants to institutions of higher education to develop curricula on the role of standards in the fields of engineering, business, science, and economics.