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Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015

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A bill to emphasize manufacturing in engineering programs by directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in coordination with other appropriate Federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation, to designate United States manufacturing universities.


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03/18/2015Introduced in Senate

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03/18/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]* 03/18/2015
Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]* 03/18/2015
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 03/18/2015
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 03/18/2015
Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] 09/24/2015
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] 02/03/2016

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/18/2015 Referred to

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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.