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H.R. 4254 (115th): Women in Aerospace Education Act

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 16, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 557

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4254

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 20, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

August 16, 2018

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Women in Aerospace Education Act.

2.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program fellowship opportunities

(a)

In general

The National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–368; 42 U.S.C. 1862n et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 10(a)(3)(A)(iv), by inserting , including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA centers before the semicolon; and

(2)

in section 10A(c)(4)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking and at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

providing internship opportunities for fellows, including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA Centers.

.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to grants awarded on or after October 1, 2018.

3.

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Women in Aerospace Education Act.

2.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program fellowship opportunities

(a)

In general

The National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–368; 42 U.S.C. 1862n et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 10(a)(3)(A)(iv), by inserting , including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA centers before the semicolon; and

(2)

in section 10A(c)(4)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking and at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

providing internship opportunities for fellows, including research experiences at national laboratories and NASA Centers.

.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to grants awarded on or after October 1, 2018.

3.

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 encourage the recruitment of qualified candidates who are women or individuals who are 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.

August 16, 2018

Reported with an amendment