S.771 - Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/18/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/18/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.771 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/18/2015)
Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015
Authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a program to designate up to 25 institutions of higher education as U.S. manufacturing universities that are to be awarded funds over a four-year period.
Requires an institution applying for such program to submit a plan describing its engineering programs, its relationship to manufacturing industries, and its ability to positively impact local and regional economic development.
Requires NIST to recommend adaptations to certain Small Business Act programs to assist small businesses that collaborate with such universities.