Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/636

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116 STAT. 3064 PUBLIC LAW 107-368—DEC. 19, 2002 this Act, the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering shall include— (1) a summary of its findings over the previous 10 years; (2) a description of past and present policies and activities of the Foundation to encourage full participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science, mathematics, and engineering fields, including activities in support of minority-serving institutions; and (3) an assessment of the trends in participation in Foundation activities, and an assessment of the success of Foundation policies and activities, along with proposals for new strategies or the broadening of existing successful strategies toward facilitating the goals of that Act. SEC. 21. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. (a) CORE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS COURSES.—Section 3(a) of the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 1862i(a)) is amended— (1) by inserting ", and to improve the quality of their core education courses in science and mathematics" after "education in advanced-technology fields"; (2) in paragraph (1) by inserting "and in core science and mathematics courses" after "advanced-technology fields"; and (3) in paragraph (2) by striking "in advanced-technology fields" and inserting "who provide instruction in science, mathematics, and advanced-technology fields". (b) ARTICULATION PARTNERSHIPS.— Section 3(c)(1)(B) of the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 1862i(c)(l)(B)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of clause (i); (2) by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding after clause (ii) the following new clauses: "(iii) provide students with research experiences at bachelor's-degree-granting institutions participating in the partnership, including stipend support for students participating in summer programs; and "(iv) provide faculty mentors for students participating in activities under clause (iii), including summer salary support for faculty mentors.". Deadline. (c) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION REPORT.— Within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall transmit a report to the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate on— (1) efforts by the Foundation and awardees under the program carried out under section 3 of the Scientific and Advanced- Technology Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 18621) to disseminate information about the results of projects; (2) the effectiveness of national centers of scientific and technical education established under section 3(b) of the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 1862i(b)) in serving as national and regional clearinghouses of information and models for best practices in undergraduate science, mathematics, and technology education; and