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Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Congressman Frank Lucas Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Minority-Serving Institution’s STEM Research Capabilities
(Washington, DC) –Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Member Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced the Strengthening MSI Competitiveness in Research and Innovation Act to diversify STEM education and workforce. The Act would allow historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s), tribal colleges and universities, and other universities designated as minority serving institutions (MSI), such as Alverno college, increased access to federal resources to expand research programs in order to help create a more diverse STEM workforce. The bill would also allow for those institutions to partner with other higher education institutions, including community colleges, to strengthen their research capacity. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) is also a cosponsor of the legislation.