H.R. 3397: Building Blocks of STEM Act

Author's Summary:  This bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood.

IB Summary:  This bill attempts to shed light on factors that affect women and girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by awarding research grants to institutions studying this issue.

Status:   On House schedule as of 2/9/18.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3

Other:   Sponsored by Ed Perlmutter