The term “educational institution” includes any public or private elementary school or secondary school, institution of higher education, college, university, or any other profit or nonprofit institution that is dedicated to improving science, technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics, business, law, medicine, or other fields that promote development and education relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics.
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50 U.S. Code § 3526 - Improvement of education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics
(a) DefinitionsIn this section:
(1) Eligible entity
(2) Educational institution
(b) RequirementsThe Director shall, on a continuing basis—
(1) In generalThe Director, in support of educational programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, may—
support national competition judging, other educational event activities, and associated award ceremonies in connection with such educational programs; and
(2) Education partnership agreements
(A) Nature of assistance providedUnder an education partnership agreement entered into with an educational institution under paragraph (1)(E), the Director may provide assistance to the educational institution by—
making personnel available to teach science courses or to assist in the development of science courses and materials for the educational institution;
providing academic and career advice and assistance to students of the educational institution.
(B) PrioritiesIn entering into education partnership agreements under paragraph (1)(E), the Director shall prioritize entering into education partnership agreements with the following:
Historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, as described in section 1067q(a) of title 20.
Educational institutions serving women, members of minority groups, and other groups of individuals who traditionally are involved in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics professions in disproportionately low numbers.
(d) Designation of advisor