View STEM: House Subcommittee Hearing (February 14); House Passes “Building Blocks of STEM Act: (February 13)

On February 13, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Building Blocks of STEM Act (H.R. 3397), sponsored by Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and cosponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.). The legislation directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support STEM education research focused on early childhood. H.R. 3397 includes Research and Technology Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara Comstock’s (R-Va.) provisions that award grants to encourage young girls’ participation in computer science and update the NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship program to include informatics.

H.R. 3397 was introduced on November 13, 2017, and approved by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on November 15, 2017.

Text of the bill can be found here.