On Tuesday, June 15, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee advanced Informal STEM Learning Act (H.R. 3859) as an amendment to the National Science Foundation for the Future Act, which passed out of the committee and now heads to the House floor for a vote.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Young Kim (CA-39), seeks to create a merit-based grant program to support informal STEM programs that engage students outside of the classroom. Rep. Kim was joined by House Science, Space and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (OK-03), Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04) to introduce the bill.
The STEM Education Coalition is a supporter of the bill and applauds the work of the sponsoring members and committee’s leadership in advancing it.