H.R.4161: 21st Century STEM for Underrepresented Students Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 11, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

21st Century STEM for Underrepresented Students Act - Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide merit-reviewed, competitive grants for research on programming that engages underrepresented students in grades kindergarten through 8 in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in order to prepare these groups to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees or careers in STEM.

Requires such grants to be used toward research to advance the engagement of these students in STEM through providing before-school, after-school, out-of-school, or summer activities designed to encourage interest, engagement, and skills development of underrepresented students in STEM.

Requires the Director to give priority to applicants which, for the purpose of grant activity, include or partner with a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that has extensive experience and expertise in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
March 6, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.