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Rosen Meets With Southwest Tech Leaders and Staff, Discusses New Rosen-Backed Bipartisan K-12 Cybersecurity Law

The K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, Co-Sponsored by Senator Rosen, Was Signed Into Law Last Week

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), visited Southwest Career and Technical Academy to tour the school’s computer science lab, learn about its cybersecurity efforts, meet with students and educators, and discuss the Rosen-backed...

Rosen Attends White House Signing Ceremony of Bipartisan Bill She Co-Sponsored to Strengthen K-12 School Cybersecurity

Rosen is a Co-Sponsor of the K–12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, New Law Follows Ransomware Attack Against Clark County School District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), attended a signing ceremony at the White House of the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation she co-sponsored and voted for which will direct the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and...

Rosen Applauds Over $800,000 in Funds Awarded to UNLV to Expand STEM Education and Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $828,904 in funding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This funding will be used to purchase equipment to further research in the University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Geoscience. 

“As a former computer programmer, I know from my own experience the many...

Rosen Applauds National Science Foundation for Providing Over $735,000 in Grant Funding to Nevada for Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion in Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding grants totaling $735,679 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Nevada State College to support their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in science education.

“To solve the pressing...

Rosen Applauds Nearly $500,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to UNLV to Make Computer Science Accessible to Nevada Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $499,899 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to increase computer science access for students with disabilities.

“Providing all students equitable access to computer science education will set each of them up for a successful future,” said Senator...

Rosen Applauds $349,000 National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to UNLV for Geoscience Education

Funding Secured as Part of the Rosen-Backed American Rescue Plan 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $349,710 to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to increase STEM education opportunities for underrepresented students in geoscience – the study of Earth This award was funded by money...

Rosen Applauds Over $880,000 in NSF Grant Funding Awarded to UNLV to Support Nevada Students’ STEM Education, Career Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $882,699 to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to foster an interest in STEM education among a diverse group of middle school students and motivate them to pursue STEM careers.

“As a former computer programmer, I have firsthand knowledge of the...

Rosen Meets with Nevada Association of School Superintendents in Preparation for Upcoming School Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), met with superintendents from Humboldt, Storey, and Mineral County School Districts to discuss their priorities for the upcoming school year.

“As schools prepare to welcome students back in person for the Fall Semester, it is critical that students, teachers and administrators receive the support they need to have a safe and successful school year,” said...

Rosen Applauds $550,000 Awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno for Clean Energy Development, Science Education Programs at Nevada High Schools

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement applauding news of a grant totaling $550,000 awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno. The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), was given to support the university’s efforts to utilize rare earth elements for use in clean energy development.

“Initiatives to develop clean energy will help to create a stronger,...

Rosen Visits Nevada Discovery Museum, Participates in STEAM Education Children’s Camp

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, visited the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, northern Nevada’s only hands-on, STEAM-focused, museum and learning center. The Discovery Museum runs a number of summer camps focused on hands-on STEAM learning. During her visit, Senator Rosen interacted with the campers and participated in the camp’s activities.

“Investing in comprehensive education is key to...