Legislation announced to enhance 'STEM' in United States

By Conor Mooney

Legislation announced to enhance 'STEM' in United States

December 10, 2013 Updated Dec 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Senator Gillibrand announced legislation that would give more "STEM" opportunities for woman, minorities and the poor.

"STEM" stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

The senator, along with Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, said their proposal would supply grants for classrooms teaching those subjects.

Gillibrand added that the goal of the legislation is to be more of a competitor on the world stage and put more woman, minorities and people who are poor into what she called the STEM Pipeline.

According to Gillibrand, the legislation would provide funding through the Department of Education to help schools impose tougher STEM standards.

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