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House Proceeding 06-08-09 on Jun 8th, 2009 :: 0:22:25 to 0:26:05
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Brian Baird

0:22:11 to 0:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1709, a bill to establish a committee under the national science and technology council with the responsibility to coordinate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education activities and programs of all federal agencies, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from washington, mr. baird, and the gentleman from

Brian Baird

0:22:25 to 0:26:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Baird

0:22:35 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: texas, mr. olson, each will the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. baird: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on h.r. 1709, as amended, the bill now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. baird: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i y consume.

Brian Baird

0:22:56 to 0:23:16( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: over the past decade report after report has come out highlighting the importance of science and technology engineering and math, so-called stem education, to our nation's competitiveness in the rapidly changing 21st century economy. the national academy's report rising above the gathering storm, sent up a red flag that our nation's stand something the global leader is at risk if we

Brian Baird

0:23:17 to 0:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: do not improve stem education in the country. the first and highest priority recommendation was, and i quote, increase america's talent pool by vastly improving k-12 science mathematics education. my colleagues and i on the science and technology committee are passionate about this issue. over the course of the last two years under the leadership of chairman gordon the committee

Brian Baird

0:23:38 to 0:24:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: held several hearings with stem educators and agency representatives to see what role the federal government can play. a we recommendation that came up time and again was the need for interagency coordination of deral stem education activities and i dissemination of these activities to practitioners.

Brian Baird

0:24:02 to 0:24:23( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: it will undoubtedly require strong commitment and leadership of the local and state levels to address the shortcomings of our nation's science and math education system, but the federal government also has a role to play because of the richness of the federal -- s and t resources and our federal agencies. there are already many valuable programs being funded throu the federal agencies that could play an important role in sharing knowledge and passion

Brian Baird

0:24:24 to 0:24:45( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: for stem with students, teachers and the general public. unfortunately many agencies have had difficult evaluating their programs and building awareness of those programs among teachers. in order to make the most effective use of our federal investment in stem education, it is crucial the agencies have a forum where they can come together to discuss tools for improved dissemination, share research findings and create

Brian Baird

0:24:46 to 0:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: common met tricks for evaluation. this would establish a committee under stem education on the council athe office of science and technology 308cy. this committee would be charged with coordinating the stem education programs and activities being funded through the federal r&d mission agencies. this bill also requires the committee to establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of federally sponsored

Brian Baird

0:25:07 to 0:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: stem education activities. this will be a valuable data base that will help stem educators across the country learn of resources the federal government has. this is a strong bipartisan bill. i want to commend chairman gordon, mr. hall, dr. lipinski, and dr. ehlers for introducing it. i also thank chairman milltory bring this bill to the floor and

Brian Baird

0:25:30 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: i'd like to insert an exchange of letters between chairman gordon and chairman miller into the record at this time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. baird: it's also important to acknowledge the hard work of staff on this bill. i'd also like to thank the former staff director of the research and science education subcommittee, jim wilson, for his important work on this topic

Brian Baird

0:25:51 to 0:26:05( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: beforee retired last year. h.r. 1709 has the support of many scientific societies, businesses, and education organizations inclung the national science teachers association, the business higher education forum, american chemical society, and the

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