42 U.S. Code § 1862s–7 - Computer science education research
Congress finds that as the lead Federal agency for building the research knowledge base for computer science education, the Foundation is well positioned to make investments that will accelerate ongoing efforts to enable rigorous and engaging computer science throughout the Nation as an integral part of STEM education.
The Director of the Foundation shall award grants to eligible entities to research computer science education and computational thinking.
In carrying out the grants established in subsection (b), eligible entities may collaborate and partner with local or remote schools to support the integration of computing and computational thinking within pre-kindergarten through grade 12 STEM curricula and instruction.
The Director of the Foundation shall develop metrics to measure the success of the grant program funded under this section in achieving program goals.
The Director of the Foundation shall report, in the annual budget submission to Congress, on the success of the program as measured by the metrics in subsection (d).
In this section, the term “eligible entity” means an institution of higher education or a nonprofit research organization.
Section was enacted as part of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, and not as part of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 which comprises this chapter.
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