Rosen Applauds Federal Grant to UNLV on Diversifying STEM Workforce
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement upon learning about a $49,988 grant award made to the University of Nevada Las Vegas from the National Science Foundation (NSF):
“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. “For too long, the lack of women, minorities, and young Americans in STEM fields has deprived our country of talented minds that could be working on solving our nation’s most challenging problems. I am pleased to see that this study will focus on recruiting a diverse workforce. Construction and Engineering firms investing in Nevada are increasingly interested in hiring locals to work in STEM related jobs in both the private and public sector. If we are serious about building an economy that brings more people from every background into the middle class, then we must invest in STEM education.”
Background: The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth. NSF focuses on advancing the frontiers of science and engineering to develop the knowledge and cutting edge technologies that are needed to address the challenges Americans face today and will face tomorrow.