U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020) being signed into law after Rep. Royce voted for passage of the bill through the U.S. House of Representatives:
“An American workforce proficient in all STEM subjects, which now include computer science, is critical to our ability to compete in a global economy and achieving that goal begins in the classroom. I’m proud to have supported the STEM Education Act, bipartisan legislation that will help prepare future generations to thrive in technology-based workplaces that are becoming more commonplace.”
The STEM Education Act of 2015 defines STEM education as education in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science. This legislation also directs the National Science Foundation to continue to award competitive, merit-based grants to support research and development of innovative out-of-school STEM learning. No new or additional spending is authorized in this bill. Rep. Royce also wrote the House and Senate education committee leaders to urge them to to accept Senate provisions that reinforce support for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the final House-Senate conference agreement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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