Today, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act. This historic piece of legislation makes crucial investments in the country’s research enterprise, invests in the US semiconductor industry, supports broadening participation in STEM professions, and protects women in the STEM workforce. AnitaB.org supports the bill’s key provisions and initiatives, including goals of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act, efforts to bring transparency to the demographics of research awardees, investments in rural STEM education, and strategies to address the STEM teaching workforce. AnitaB.org and our allies look forward to working with the agencies charged with implementing this new law, and with Congress to build on its promise.
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