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ROSEN: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS ARE ADVANCING STEM EDUCATION IN NEVADA, TRUMP BUDGET WOULD HURT OUR PROGRESS

May 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement emphasizing the need to continue fully funding programs by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which awarded a grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) of $50,000 to help improve STEM curriculum for students in K-12 education:

“Instead of making deep cuts to the National Science Foundation, the President’s budget should instead focus on expanding opportunities for Nevada students by investing in programs that give our children the best STEM curriculum at a young age. This grant is a smart investment in Nevada’s future and will prepare students for our 21st century global economy. That’s why I will work hard to ensure our fair share of federal funding, so that Nevada can continue on the path to success.”

BACKGROUND: The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth. This award will help improve STEM curriculum, learning methods, and provide students with the skills to become programmers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals requiring a certain level of technology sophistication.

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