Agencies were asked to identify programs that provide formal or informal (in school or out) education that is primarily focused on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, topics, or issues, as defined below. STEM disciplines include physical and natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science disciplines, topics, or issues (including environmental science, environmental stewardship, and cybersecurity).
The number of programs and/or funding amounts for programs reported for this category were different than expected. In addition, they are different from the STEM program inventory required under the COMPETES Act and administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM). Some of the discrepancies were driven by difficulties identifying programs as defined by the pilot, determining what portion of total investments of programs fall under this category, and the inclusion of programs not in the COMPETES Act inventory. As a result, one of the next steps in the development of this inventory will be to work with OSTP to reconcile the differences. See here for the most recent OSTP Annual Progress Report which includes the COMPETES Act inventory.
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