Senate Passes STEM Education Bill to Promote Early Childhood Engagement with a Focus on Gender Inclusivity
Oct 9, 2019
If enacted, the bill would help to ensure more young people, especially girls, are provided opportunities for increased engagement in STEM fields. Studies show that girls often move away from STEM education as early as prekindergarten through elementary school. In identifying activities that better encourage girls to participate in STEM at an early age, the National Science Foundation can help reconcile the gender discrepancy that is persistent in STEM fields.
The companion bill in the House, H.R. 1665, was also passed with bipartisan support earlier this year. The two chambers will now meet to reconcile their versions of the bill before it moves forward for the President’s signature.
To view S.737, visit: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/737