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Introduced in House (03/17/2016)

Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016

This bill requires the National Science Foundation to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out the activities specified below in order to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

An eligible entity that receives a grant shall use grant funds to carry out one or more of the following activities designed to increase the participation of women or minorities underrepresented in science and engineering, or both:

  • online workshops,
  • mentoring programs that partner STEM professionals with students,
  • internships for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields,
  • outreach programs providing elementary and secondary school students with opportunities to increase their exposure to STEM fields, and
  • programs to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty.

Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/17/2016 Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
09/30/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Action By: House Science, Space, and Technology
03/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E337)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry.


Subjects (10)

  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Minority education
  • Minority employment
  • Science and engineering education
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Women's education
  • Women's employment

Cosponsors (28)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology03/17/2016 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology09/30/2016 Referred to

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