42 U.S. Code § 1862p–14. Broader Impacts Review Criterion
Section was enacted as part of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, also known as the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010, and also as part of the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010, and not as part of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 which comprises this chapter.
2017—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–329 amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Foundation shall apply a Broader Impacts Review Criterion to achieve the following goals:
“(1) Increased economic competitiveness of the United States.
“(2) Development of a globally competitive STEM workforce.
“(3) Increased participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM.
“(4) Increased partnerships between academia and industry.
“(5) Improved pre-K–12 STEM education and teacher development.
“(6) Improved undergraduate STEM education.
“(7) Increased public scientific literacy.
“(8) Increased national security.”