Coalition Urges Congress to Support Funding for CHIPS Act STEM Programs

On Thursday, December 1, the STEM Education Coalition, joined by more than a dozen leading U.S. companies and their trade associations from the semiconductor and computing community, along with education and professional organizations from across the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community, sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging Congress to fully fund the STEM workforce and education provisions of the CHIPS and Science Act in the FY23 spending legislation. 

Congress has an excellent opportunity to utilize the 5-year $81 billion authorization of programs by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 at the National Science Foundation (NSF), which would support vital teacher training and collaboration with the scientific workforce, improved STEM education in afterschool programs, and a dedicated focus to diversify STEM fields through higher education programs.   There has never been a time in American public education when learning the application of skills in science, mathematics, and technology are as critical as they are today in ensuring our ability to sustain global leadership in innovation, as well as our collective futures.

View the full letter here.