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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2870

PUBLIC LAW 100-570—OCT. 31, 1988

(4) any steps the Foundation will take to increase the number of contracts awarded to domestic firms. Such report shall be submitted to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Labor and Human Resources and Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, (c) For the purposes of this section— (1) the term "domestic firm" means a business entity which is organized under the laws of the United States or the laws of a State, district, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, and which conducts business operations in the United States; and (2) the term "foreign firm" means a business entity not described in paragraph (1). UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE IMPROVEMENT 20 USC 3911 note.

Women. Minorities. Handicapped persons.

SEC. 112. (a) The Congress finds that the support of undergraduate science and engineering education is a critical component in a comprehensive national policy intended to ensure the Nation's future supply of scientists and engineers. (b) In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Foundation shall support undergraduate science and engineering activities in instrumentation and laboratory improvement, undergraduate faculty enhancement, undergraduate research opportunities, undergraduate curriculum development, and efforts to encourage the participation of women, minorities, and the disabled in such fields. (c) In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Foundation shall take into account the special needs of two-year and four-year colleges and universities. E X P E R I M E N T A L PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH

42 USC 1862g.

SEC. 113. (a) The Director shall operate an Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the purpose of which is to assist those States that— (1) historically have received relatively little Federal research and development funding; and (2) have demonstrated a commitment to develop their research bases and improve science and engineering research and education programs at their universities and colleges. (b) A State which has received an initial award under such Program, whether or not the award was received before or after the date of enactment of this Act, shall be eligible for up to 5 years of additional support under the program if that State provides assurances of new matching funds and submits an acceptable new plan for using Program funds and matching funds to build the research capabilities of the State. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY INNOVATION RESEARCH

Reports.

SEC. 114. The Director shall prepare and submit, not later than March 1, 1989, a report to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives on assisting academic researchers at a wide range of colleges and universities, including smaller institutions and institutions which do not traditionally