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Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $730,000 to Study Infectious Diseases in Nevada, Encourage Young Women to Pursue a STEM Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for over $730,000 awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The grant will finance a project to study chytridiomycosis, a disease that causes dramatic losses of amphibian biodiversity in Nevada and around the world. The project will also broaden participation for young women in STEM through training and...

Rosen Tours Historic Winnemucca Grammar School, Discusses her Bipartisan STEM Education Legislation

WINNEMUCCA, NV --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the Winnemucca Grammar School, which has been in service since 1927. During her tour, Rosen discussed her bipartisan, bicameral STEM education legislation she introduced earlier in the month.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to tour one of our state’s historic schools, named after a true trailblazing Nevada woman,” said Senator Rosen. “Just as Nevada’s forefathers worked to improve our state’s education with the building of this...

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...

Rosen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Building Blocks of STEM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, introduced the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act alongside Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The bill would create and expand upon STEM education initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for young children, including new research grants to increase the...

Rosen Participates in Nevada Reading Week at Henderson Elementary School

HENDERSON, NV -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) participated in Nevada Reading Week during her visit with Selma F. Bartlett Elementary School’s third grade class. The Senator read to a group of 130 students comprising the entire third grade class.

“Books are key to unlocking a solid education and it’s important that we do all we can to help introduce our children to the joys of reading at an early age,” said Senator Rosen. “It was a pleasure to join the students at Bartlett Elementary...

Rosen Speaks At UNLV/CAEO National TRIO/GEAR UP Day 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV – This weekend, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke at this year’s TRIO/GEAR UP Day reception hosted by the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

“I was honored to celebrate the excellent work that programs like UNLV TRIO and GEAR UP provide to nearly 26,000 Nevada students,” said Senator Rosen. “Programs like these are essential for underrepresented students in Nevada and across the country who are working towards achieving a higher education. In Congress, I pledge my continued support...

Rosen Applauds NSF Grants Awarded to UNR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, released the following statement applauding news of two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling over $770,000 awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

“I applaud the NSF for awarding UNR these science grants to fund research into defending smart grid systems from physical damage caused by cyber-attacks,” said Senator...

Rosen Helps Introduce Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she helped introduce the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019. The bill would allocate an investment of $100 billion for school infrastructure projects, a $70 billion grant program, and a $30 billion tax credit bond program targeted to low-income schools with facilities that pose health and safety risks to students and staff. The bill would also expand access to high-speed broadband in public schools to provide reliable and...

Rosen Signs onto Letter Opposing DeVos’ Changes to Title IX Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and 35 Senate Democrats submitted a comment to Secretary DeVos urging her to rescind her proposed Title IX rule, listen to students and survivors of sexual assault, and draft a rule that truly addresses the epidemic of sexual assault in our K-12 schools and colleges and universities. Rosen has previously expressed opposition to the Department of Education’s proposal to weaken Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors.

“The...