Baird Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act Passes the House

Press Release

Date: July 27, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Science Education

Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) announced that his bill, the Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

"As a PhD scientist, I know how critical STEM education is to maintaining America's competitive edge, yet many students lack proficiency and confidence in their mathematical and statistical problem-solving skills," said Congressman Baird. "My bipartisan bill adapts our educational model to help students confidently integrate data in their everyday lives by offering teachers the support they need to develop modern, relevant curricula. I'm proud to lead this effort to secure American innovation and empower future generations as they enter the workforce."


H.R. 3588 authorizes funds appropriated to the National Science Foundation (NSF) $10 million for each of the fiscal years 2022-2026. This authorization directs the NSF to offer competitive grants to institutions of higher education, local education agencies, and nonprofits for research and development that can improve mathematical and statistical modeling education and meet the future demand for these skills. This bill authorizes no new spending.