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Rosen Releases Statement Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement celebrating Computer Science Education Week, which is observed each year during the week of December 9th, to raise awareness about and encourage students to explore computer science. 

“Before coming to Congress I worked as a computer programmer,” said...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during National Computer Science Education Week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, released the following statement announcing that her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act has passed the United States House of Representatives, and is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
 
“I’m glad to see that the legislation I’ve introduced is now one step closer to being signed into law,” said...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $500,000 in NSF Grant Awarded to University of Nevada Reno

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $505,294.00 to the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) to improve air quality modeling and better address the threat of wildfires in the Western United States.
 
“Nevada is constantly on guard against the threat that wildfires pose to our state,” said the Senators. “We applaud NSF for awarding this...

Rosen Announces Slate of Endorsements for her Bipartisan JROTC Cyber Training Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, announced that The American Legion, Intel Corporation, ITI, CompTIA, and BSA The Software Alliance are new endorsers of her JROTC Cyber Training Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of cadets in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps...

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...