H.R. 6078 (111th): 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act

Jul 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lynn Woolsey
Representative for California's 6th congressional district
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Jul 30, 2010
8 pages
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H.R. 1903 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 13, 2011


This bill was introduced on July 30, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 30, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 30, 2010
Full Title

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


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21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants to, and enter into agreements with, local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve the education of girls and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and prepare them to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees and careers in such fields.
Gives priority to LEAs that partner or coordinate with local, regional, or national entities.
Requires the use of grant funds to:
(1) involve the parents of girls and underrepresented minorities in stoking their children's interest in STEM;
(2) provide tutoring and mentoring programs in such fields;
(3) enable such students and their teachers to attend STEM events outside the classroom;
(4) provide after-school and summer programs for students in such fields;
(5) purchase education materials or equipment to facilitate STEM instruction;
(6) provide such students with academic advice and assistance in selecting high school courses;
(7) pay up to 50% of the cost of a STEM internship for such students; and
(8) train school personnel to facilitate students' progress in such fields.

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