CIO Today

CIO Today Network Sites:   Top Tech News  |   CIO Today   |   Mobile Tech Today   |   Data Storage Today
Daily Briefing for Technology's Top Decision-Makers
Vblock™ Systems:
Advanced converged infrastructure
increases productivity & lowers costs.

www.vce.com
Wednesday, April 23rd 
Real-time info services with Neustar
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Trending Topics:   Security Heartbleed Big Data Cloud Computing Windows XP Data Centers OS X Mavericks
Home
Enterprise Software
Enterprise Hardware
Big Data
Network Security
Cloud Computing
CRM Systems
Data Storage
Operating Systems
Communications
CIO Issues
Mobile Tech
Chips & Processors
World Wide Web
Business Briefing
After Hours
Press Releases
 
Free Newsletters
Top CIO News
 
Mobile Tech Today
 

Tech Trends

Congress Moves To Stimulate Science Competitiveness

Congress Moves To Stimulate Science Competitiveness
April 26, 2007 9:17AM

Bookmark and Share
H.R. 362, known as the "10,000 Teachers" bill, would establish programs at universities to recruit strong students majoring in science, math, and engineering into careers in teaching, and provide those students with specialized education courses. H.R. 362 also would provide training to math and science teachers to improve content knowledge.

Your Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems: the world's most advanced converged infrastructure are built on the Cisco Unified Computing System with Intel® Xeon® processors. Vblock™ Systems deliver extraordinary time to market, ROI and TCO, and flexibility to meet your continually changing demands with 5X faster deployment, 96% less downtime, and 1/2 the cost. Click here to learn more.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved two bills on Tuesday aimed at strengthening research, and improving and supporting the national corps of math and science teachers.

Specifically, H.R. 362, the Science and Math Scholarship Act, and H.R. 363, the Sowing the Seeds through Science and Engineering Research Act, are designed to help eliminate the shortage of skilled workers in the U.S.

Authored by Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), Chairman of the House Science & Technology Committee, both bills are based on the recommendations of the National Academy of Science's "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" report, which found that the U.S. stands to lose its competitive edge in the international economy unless immediate action is taken.

"That report told us that now is the time to take bold steps to ensure that our children are prepared for the jobs of the future and that our nation can continue to compete in the global economy," Gordon said in a statement.

The '10,000 Teachers' Bill

H.R. 362, also known as the "10,000 Teachers" bill, would establish programs at universities to recruit strong students majoring in science, math, and engineering into careers in teaching, and provide those students with specialized education courses. Students would receive scholarships amounting to $10,000 per year.

The bill also would provide in-service training to math and science teachers to improve content knowledge and teaching skills through specially tailored master's degree programs and summer institutes. Finally, the bill would strengthen existing programs at universities designed to expand the pool of undergraduate students who will become the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians.

Gordon offered an amendment to the bill that would establish public-private partnerships to entice professionals in science or engineering to enter teaching as a second career through stipends to obtain teaching certification and salary supplements provided by the private sector partners for their first four years in teaching. The amendment was accepted.

The 'Sowing the Seeds' Bill

The second bill, H.R. 363, would provide grant awards through the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to support early-career researchers in academia and in nonprofit research organizations. It would provide graduate research assistantships in multidisciplinary fields of national need, establish a presidential innovation award to stimulate scientific and engineering advances, and establish a national coordination office to prioritize university and national research infrastructure needs.

A third bill, H.R. 364, the Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy (ARPA-E) Act, aims to decrease U.S. dependence on oil through clean energy technologies. ARPA-E would provide aggressive funding for innovative, out-of-the-box research projects carried out by industry, universities, and groups including federal laboratories. The Committee will hold a hearing on the ARPA-E legislation later this week. (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



 Tech Trends
1. Poll: A Mix of Feelings on Future Tech
2. 'Like' Cheerios, Give Up Right To Sue
3. Google Earnings, Sales Disappoint
4. Review: Windows Embraces the Past
5. Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income




 Most Popular Articles
1. BlackBerry Drops T-Mobile After Nasty Spat
2. Cisco, IBM Launch Internet of Things Consortium
3. Salesforce CRM Gets Industry Specific for Internet of Customers
4. Intel Bets on Cloudera for Big Data Analytics
5. SAP HANA Data Warehouse App Gets Faster Analytics

Have an informed opinion on this story?
Send a Letter to the Editor.
We want to know what you think.
Send us your Feedback.

 Related Topics  Latest News & Special Reports

  Hortonworks, Concurrent To Partner
  Microsoft, BMC Targeting VMware
  AT&T in $500M Net Video Partnership
  Verizon Report Exposes Cyberthreats
  Samsung: $2.2B Too Much for Apple

 Technology Marketplace
Business Intelligence
Get real-time, cloud-based information services with Neustar.
 
Cloud Computing
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
 
Contact Centers
HP delivers the future of the contact center with HP Qfiniti 10.
 
Data Storage
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
 
Enterprise Hardware
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
 
Hardware
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 
Network Security
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 

Network Security Spotlight
Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon Report
Beyond Heartbleed, there are cyberthreats vying to take down enterprise networks, corrupt smartphones, and wreak havoc on businesses. Verizon is exposing these threats in a new report.
 
Where Do Web Sites Stand, Post-Heartbleed?
A security firm says the vast majority of Web sites have patched themselves to protect against the Heartbleed bug, but now there are questions raised on the reliability of open-source programs.
 
White House Updating Online Privacy Policy
A new Obama administration privacy policy explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, saying much is in the public domain.
 
Navigation
CIO Today
Home/Top News | Enterprise Software | Enterprise Hardware | Big Data | Network Security | Cloud Computing | CRM Systems
Data Storage | Operating Systems | Communications | CIO Issues | Mobile Tech | Chips & Processors | World Wide Web
Business Briefing | After Hours | Press Releases
Also visit these Enterprise Technology Sites
Top Tech News | CIO Today | Mobile Tech Today | Data Storage Today

Services:
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About CIO Today Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Services for PR Pros (In partnership with NewsFactor) | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 CIO Today. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.