STEM, Robotics and After School Program Stakeholders

Goals

To identify a list of legislative or federal agency stakeholders in STEM education, robotics or after school programs.

Early Findings

Senator Jacky Rosen

Representative Frank Lucas

  • Frank Lucas is a republican representing the 3rd congressional district of Oklahoma.
  • Representative Lucas is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and his bio states that one of his purposes on this committee is to "improve access to STEM education."
  • He recently sponsored the Rural STEM Education Act, which was introduced in November 2019.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Academic Improvement

  • The U.S. Department of Education is the federal agency that oversees federal educational funding and nation-wide regulations. The Office of Academic Improvement is an office within the department that administers several grant programs aimed at improving education throughout the country.
  • Through the 21st Century Learning Centers program, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Academic Improvement "supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools."
  • The program has a current appropriation of $1,205,773,682, which it disperses in the form of grants.

Summary

  • Our initial research identified three stakeholders in STEM education, robotics and/or after school programs.
  • A spreadsheet was created to contain the findings of our initial research as well as additional stakeholders identified in future research.

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