Rosen Tours Heard Elementary School, Discusses Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act

LAS VEGAS, NV –Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, participated in a student led tour of Lomie G. Heard Elementary School, to visit the school’s robotics and coding classrooms. During the tour, Senator Rosen discussed her bipartisan and bicameral Building Blocks of STEM Act, which she introduced in the Senate this week.

“I had a wonderful time visiting with the students of Heard Elementary School and getting a chance to see first-hand the way that STEAM education has been implemented in the school’s classrooms,” said Senator Rosen. “I introduced my Building Blocks of STEM Act in the Senate this week so that all of Nevada’s children, particularly young girls, are able to learn about opportunities in STEM fields. My bill would benefit schools just like this one, by providing them access to grants for encouraging young girls to study STEM. I’m confident that increasing access to early childhood STEM education will prepare our children for the careers of the future.”

BACKGROUND: Earlier this week, Senator Rosen introduced the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act which would create and expand upon STEM education initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for young children, including new research grants to increase the participation of girls in computer science.