Here's an important message from our friends at the Girl Scouts:
As Congress considers federal research and STEM (Science, Technology, Enginerring, and Math) programs, "Troop Capitol Hill" Co-chairs Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to inspire and support girls and underrepresented minorities to enter the STEM workforce.
H.R. 4161, the 21st Century STEM for Underrepresented Students Act, would allow the National Science Foundation to provide funding to evaluate programs aimed for out-of-school or summer activities that engage underrepresented students in grades kindergarten through 8th in STEM.
We are pleased to announce that the House Science Committee included the exact language in its comprehensive effort to reauthorize important research and science programs at several federal agencies – an important step towards enactment.
Please Take Action now to send a message of thanks to House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his support of our efforts to see girls succeed and become interested in science, technology, engineering or math fields.
And while you're at it, join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network to stay up to date on issues affecting our daughters!