H. R. 4254
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Women in Aerospace Education Act.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program fellowship opportunities
The National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–368; 42 U.S.C. 1862n et seq.) is amended—
in section 10(a)(3)(A)(iv), by inserting
, including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA centers before the semicolon; and
in section 10A(c)(4)—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
and at the end;
in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
providing internship opportunities for fellows, including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA Centers.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to grants awarded on or after October 1, 2018.
NASA internship and fellowship opportunities
Not later than October 1, 2018, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (in this section referred to as
NASA) shall institute a process to prioritize the recruitment of qualified candidates who are women or individuals who are historically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and computer science for internships and fellowships at NASA with relevance to the aerospace sector and related fields.
Passed the House of Representatives December 19, 2017.
Karen L. Haas,