STEM Education Bills Signed by President Trump

President Trump signed two STEM related bills into law (February 28, 2017): HR 321 and HR 255. HR 321: Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act” directs NASA “to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation’s space … Continue reading STEM Education Bills Signed by President Trump

Education Secretary de Vos: Positions on STEM Education

The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary on February 7, 2017. She recently joined President Trump for the signing of two STEM related bills- Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act. "I was honored to join President Trump as he signed … Continue reading Education Secretary de Vos: Positions on STEM Education

The Federal Budget Process and R&D Spending

Congress creates a new budget for our country every year. This annual congressional budget process is also called the appropriations process. Discretionary budget spending in 2015 equaled $1.1 trillion dollars. 1.18% (or $13.13 billion) went to agriculture and food. 2.67% (or $29.7 billion) went to science. 3.51% (or $39.14 billion) went to energy and environment. 5.93% (or 66.03 billion) went to medicine and health. 6.28% (or 69.98 billion) went to education.