S.1796: STEM Gateways Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

STEM Gateways Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to eligible entities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) elementary and secondary school programs for women and girls, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from all economic backgrounds.

Requires those programs to be directed toward at least one of the following goals:

  • encouraging the interest of elementary and secondary school students in the STEM fields;
  • motivating the engagement of those students in the STEM fields by providing them with relevant hands-on learning opportunities;
  • supporting classroom success in the STEM disciplines by elementary and secondary school students;
  • supporting STEM workforce training and career preparation for secondary school students; and
  • improving the access of secondary school students to STEM career and continuing education opportunities.

Defines an "eligibl...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.