42 U.S. Code § 7381l - National Laboratories Centers of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education
The Secretary shall establish at each of the National Laboratories a program to support a Center of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (referred to in this section as a “Center of Excellence”) in at least 1 high-need public secondary school located in the region served by the National Laboratory to provide assistance in accordance with subsection (f).
To comply with subsection (g), each high-need public secondary school selected as a Center of Excellence and the National Laboratory shall form a partnership with a school, department, or program of education at an institution of higher education.
A National Laboratory shall select a site for a Center of Excellence through an open, widely-publicized, and competitive process.
The Secretary shall establish goals and performance assessments for each Center of Excellence authorized under subsection (b).
Nothing in this section displaces or otherwise affects any similar program being carried out as of August 9, 2007, at any National Laboratory under any other provision of law.
2015—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 114–95 substituted “in which 40 percent or more of the students attending the school are children from low-income families” for “with a high concentration of low-income individuals (as defined in section 6537 of title 20)”.