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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...

Rosen Applauds Nearly $2.5 Million in Grant Funding for Scientific Research at University of Nevada, Reno

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has received a grant totaling $2,493,068 from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support the university’s research into quantum computing.

“As a former computer programmer, I know that developing advanced technology is key to solving some of the world’s greatest problems,” said Senator Rosen. “I am proud to see that the University of...

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Rosen Joins Nevada Leaders to Celebrate CCSD Teacher, Recipient of the National Teacher of the Year Award

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Nevada leaders at Kermit R. Booker Sr. Innovative Elementary School for an award presentation honoring Ms. Juliana Urtubey, a Clark County School District (CCSD) teacher who has won the 2021 National Teacher of the Year Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

“Education is the key to future success, and today I was honored to...

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Rosen Meets with Nevada STEM Educators, Discusses Legislative Efforts to Support Teachers and Students

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), held a roundtable conversation with Nevada STEM educators in order to discuss her bipartisan legislative efforts to support teachers and students, safely reopen Nevada schools, and expand access to STEM education throughout the Silver State.

“All of our state’s educators have worked tirelessly throughout this...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Reduce Sexual Harassment in STEM, Support Women in Tech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced her co-sponsorship of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act. This legislation would work to improve the understanding of factors contributing to sexual harassment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, examine the impacts of harassment on individuals and policies to reduce it, and spur government interagency efforts...

Senators Rosen, Wicker, Romney, Hassan and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Teach CS Act to Support Computer Science Educators

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 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, alongside Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced their re-introduction of the Teacher Education for Computer Science Act (Teach CS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would support teacher training and schools in educating students in the area of...

Rosen, Wicker, Cornyn, Hassan Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to STEM Education in Rural Areas

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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, alongside Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced the re-introduction of their Rural STEM Education Act. This bipartisan legislation would direct the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support rural STEM education and workforce development through...