The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to bolster their efforts to bring more women and girls into the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The first bill, authored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), is the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, which would expand efforts at NSF to encourage entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world. The second is the INSPIRE Women Act, authored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), which would direct NASA to produce a plan within 90 days to expand the engagement of its educational programs with women and girls in the STEM fields.
Our Coalition supports comprehensive efforts to expand the capacity and diversity of the STEM workforce pipeline, including targeted initiatives to promote the inclusion of underrepresented minorities, women, and other high-need populations in STEM fields.
The STEM Education Coalition is an alliance of more than 600 business, education, and professional organizations that is dedicated to elevating education in the STEM fields as a national priority.