Summary: S.1857 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/23/2007)

Minority Serving Institutions for Advanced Technology and Education Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive grants to eligible institutions for specified activities, including: (1) acquiring equipment, instrumentation, networking capability, hardware and software, digital network technology, wireless technology, and infrastructure; (2) developing and providing educational services, including faculty development, related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; (3) providing technology-related training for teachers, library and media specialists, early childhood educators, and teacher aides; and (4) forming technology-related consortia or collaborative projects.

Defines "eligible institution" as a historically Black college or university, a Hispanic-serving institution, a Tribal College or University, an Alaska Native-serving institution, a Native Hawaiian-serving institution, or an institution with a substantial number of minority, low-income students who received a federal Pell grant for the previous academic year.

Requires the Secretary to convene an annual meeting of grant recipients to foster collaboration and capacity-building activities and to disseminate information and ideas generated by the meetings.