Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $1.9 M Federal Grant to Expand STEM Education

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $1,900,191 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of California-Berkeley. The grant will fund a five year project to investigate clean energy-focus intervention models to improve learning and career awareness amongst students 14-16.

“I am excited to announce this funding for the University of California-Berkeley to ensure that our nation’s next generation of scientists and engineers undertake the important challenges of securing our clean energy future,” said Congresswoman Lee.

The programs will work with approximately 975 students at 12 schools with large underrepresented populations. Students will have an opportunity to learn and apply STEM content and information and communications technology skills to expand their knowledge of energy and energy usage. Opportunities will be available in school day courses and in after school programs.

“It is very important that diverse students have access to programs in the STEM fields, especially related to clean energy,” said Congresswoman Lee. “As we work to establish a clean energy future, we will need a diverse workforce ready and able to create a truly sustainable future.”