Smith STEM Bill Clears House
The House of Representatives today approved the STEM Education Act of 2014 (H.R. 5031), introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21). The STEM Education Act of 2014 strengthens ongoing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education efforts and ensures computer science is included in these efforts.
Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said: “We need to ensure that young adults have the scientific and mathematical skills to strive and thrive in a technology-based economy. But we have to capture and hold the desire of our nation’s youth to study science and engineering so they will want to pursue these careers. A healthy and viable STEM workforce, literate in all STEM subjects including computer science, is critical to American industries. We must work to ensure that students continue to go into these fields so that their ideas can lead to a more innovative and prosperous America.”