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New US laws promote women in STEM
New US laws promote women in STEM.
Two new laws designed to encourage women to get into STEM fields got presidential approval.
STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The first law is called the Inspire Act, it gives NASA 90 days to present Plans for getting NASA's staff to engage with girls, studying STEM in kindergarten to 12th grade.
These plans must be presented to two congressional committees.
The Inspire Act also directs NASA to encourage women to study STEM through several preexisting programs like Aspire to Inspire and NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS.
INSPIRE stands for Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers.
The second law is the Promoting Women in entrepreneurship Act.
It doesn't have a catchy acronym.
This act amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act, mostly by adding a new paragraph at the end that gives the National Science Foundation authority to encourage its entrepreneurial programs To recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.
When talking about the low percentage of women with STEM degrees, President Trump said it's not fair and it's not even smart.
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