Coalition Supports House Bill to Realign NSF Education Grants

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition has voiced support for H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act. James Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition released the following statement : “We commend the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for advancing bipartisan legislation that would enable the National Science Foundation to better align its educational […]

Coalition Proudly Welcomes SHPE to Leadership Council

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition is pleased to announce that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or SHPE, has joined our Leadership Council.   Based in California and founded in 1974 by a group of engineers working for the city of Los Angeles, SHPE’s vision is “a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as leading […]

Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House

Tweet The House of Representatives voted  to unanimously pass H.R. 3397 Building Blocks of STEM Act.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-3), instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus […]

Coalition Director Speaks on Learning Pathways at Arkansas STEM Summit

Tweet Coalition Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown delivered a speech at the Second Arkansas STEM Summit about STEM learning pathways in line with the summit’s theme of “Spotlighting STEM.” The event was co-sponsored by the Arkansas STEM Coalition, AdvancED Arkansas, and the Arkansas Out-of-School Network. The conference focused on the world […]

On “Science Day in Congress”, House Passes Three Bi-Partisan STEM Bills Affecting Veterans, Women, and Early Learners

TweetYesterday, on what House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) declared “Science Day in Congress”, the House passed three bi-partisan pieces of STEM legislation. The package of STEM bills had been approved by the committee in the last month. H.R. 4375, the STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act passed […]

Tax Bill Dropping Grad Tax Provision

TweetGood news!  Multiple outlets are reporting that the tax bill will not include a controversial provision making graduate school tuition grants taxable income.  The Coalition, along with many, many other education organizations, was publicly opposed to this provision and we helped recruit a number of members to a House Dear Colleague letter eventually signed by […]

STEM Education Coalition Statement on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

TweetThis week, the House Education and Workforce Committee will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown made this statement on the bill. We appreciate that the PROSPER Act contains […]

National Science Foundation announces $115 million in undergraduate STEM funding for HBCUs and Hispanic-Serving Institutions

TweetThe National Science Foundation announced up to $115 million in funding to develop undergraduate STEM curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions through two grants. The grants, posted last week, seek to improve the quality of STEM education, as well as the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing degrees in […]

Coalition Makes Recommendations on Dept. of Ed. Grantmaking

TweetEarlier this week, the STEM Education Coalition responded to Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed priorities for the Department of Education. The Department uses these priorities to guide their competitive grantmaking. The Coalition recommended that the Department utilize an inclusive definition of STEM and prioritize high-needs populations in their grantmaking. The Coalition also urged that “STEM education […]