Having colleagues who blog saves me a lot of work. Cameron Wilson, Director of the U.S. Public Policy Committee of ACM, has a great write-up on the USACM Tech Policy blog of a new, $4.5 billion math and science education program included in the budget reconciliation that may finally pass this week. The grants would provide up to $4,000 a year to low-income students to pursue majors in the physical, life, or computer science, mathematics, technology or engineering.
Cameron’s got all the details, including his thoughts on how this provision is good evidence that Congress thinks that increasing science talent is directly connected to U.S. competitiveness.