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Rosen Visits Matt Kelly Elementary, Discusses Senate Passage of her Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Bill

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, visited Matt Kelly Elementary School to meet with the teachers and students to discuss the Senate’s passage of her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act. 

“Meeting with the students of Matt Kelly Elementary was a wonderful experience,” said Senator Rosen. “I introduced the Building Blocks of STEM Act to give students in Nevada and across the country, particularly...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bills to Boost Women and Minorities in STEM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the STEM Opportunities Act and Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act. Both of these bills would work to improve opportunities for women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“It is critical that we work to expand the number of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM...

Rosen Speaks At NSHE Hispanic and Minority Serving Institutions Symposium

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), spoke at a symposium focused on Hispanic and minority serving institutions, hosted by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) at the College of Southern Nevada. During her remarks, Senator Rosen touched upon the importance of supporting Hispanic and minority students in their pursuit of higher education.

“In Clark County, Latino students make up...

Rosen Celebrates Senate Passage of Her Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement in response to Senate passage of her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act.

“I’m happy to report that my bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act has cleared a new milestone by passing the Senate,” said Senator Rosen. “This bill is now one step closer to becoming law. The gender gap in STEM is depriving our country of talented minds that...

Rosen Addresses Center for Excellence in Education, Highlights Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, a member of the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), addressed the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), a non-profit organization that supports high school and college students in achieving successful careers in STEM, and in fulfilling leadership roles. During her remarks, Senator Rosen discussed her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act.

“The work CEE does each day is critical in creating the next...

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Hispanic-Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of a bipartisan resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of 523 non-profit Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation, including many in Nevada. The resolution designates the week of September 16th through 22nd as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.

“Hispanic-Serving Institutions...

Rosen Donates Books to Bernice Mathews Elementary, Celebrates First Day of School

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined former Nevada State Senator Bernice Mathews in visiting Bernice Mathews Elementary school in celebration of the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Senator Rosen greeted teachers and students and delivered books that she is donating to the school from the Library of Congress.

“I’m glad to have the chance to wish our students good luck as they embark on a...

Rosen Applauds House Passage of her Bipartisan STEM Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, applauded passage of her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. Rosen, a former computer programmer and the only computer programmer currently serving in the Senate, introduced this legislation as a member of the House last year. This year, Rosen introduced her bipartisan bill alongside Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Brian...

Rosen Applauds HHS Grant Awarded to UNLV for Research into Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Special Committee on Aging, released the following statement applauding news of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant totaling $601,576 awarded to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to fund research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

“As a caregiver to my parents and in-laws, I’ve witnessed the effect that Alzheimer's has on...

Rosen Applauds NSF Grant Awarded to UNR for Research into Diversity in STEM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation released a statement applauding news of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $499,797 awarded to the University of Nevada Reno (UNR).

“I applaud NSF for awarding UNR this grant to fund research on recruitment, retention and career preparedness approaches for increasing diversity in...