Friday, March 1, 2013

STEM Competitions in Every House District

Legislative Update from the Traingle Coalition:
House Approves New Congressional STEM Competition
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives almost unanimously passed a resolution, H.Res.77, to establish an annual STEM competition among students in each Congressional district. Sponsored by Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), the Academic Competition Resolution of 2013 was supported by 18 cosponsors and approved by a bi-partisan vote of 411-3. The resolution cited the necessity of STEM fields to ensuring a strong, growing economy and a skilled workforce. With less than one-third of U.S eighth graders demonstrating proficiency in science and mathematics, this competition is designed to encourage students in the study of STEM subjects and motivate them to pursue related fields as careers. Due to the increasing need for more computer scientists, the competition will initially focus on encouraging students in computer science by challenging them to develop software apps. Full article

No comments:

Post a Comment