S.291 - Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Smith, Gordon H. [R-OR] (Introduced 01/12/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||01/12/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.291 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007 - Establishes within the National Science Foundation (NSF) an Office of Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology to: (1) award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements (assistance) to eligible institutions to provide educational instruction in digital and wireless network technologies; and (2) strengthen the national digital and wireless infrastructure by increasing national investment in telecommunications and technology infrastructure at eligible institutions.
Introduced in Senate (01/12/2007)
Requires the NSF Director to establish an advisory council on the best approaches for involving eligible institutions in supported activities and for reviewing and evaluating submitted proposals. Requires the council to include members from minority serving institutions.
Makes the following institutions eligible for such assistance: (1) a historically Black college or university; (2) a Hispanic-, Alaska Native-, or Native Hawaiian-serving institution; (3) a tribally controlled college or university; or (4) an institution determined to have enrolled a substantial number of minority, low-income students who received assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Provides a matching funds requirement.