The Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2014 (H.R. 4833) would award grants to academic and non-profit organizations for the administration of online workshops, mentoring programs, internships, outreach programs and other activities that encourage STEM in underrepresented communities. The bill approves
"To remain competitive in the global economy and create jobs here at home the U.S. needs more people educated and trained for STEM jobs, but right now women and minorities are being left behind and that needs to change," said Maloney. "Women today make up half of the current workforce, yet they still hold less than a quarter of all STEM jobs. Minority populations including African-American, Hispanic, and Asian populations make up only a quarter of the STEM workforce. This bill will help bring more women and minorities into STEM education to diversify our country's potential in the manufacturing sector, a vital industry that will allow for America to remain competitive in the global economy."
Maloney's bill is the House companion to S. 288, which was introduced by Senator
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