[caption id="attachment_38495" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Schools and universities could see millions more for STEM education."]Schools and universities urged the bill's passing for STEM funding.[/caption]

The U.S. House of Representatives gave its assent on May 28 to $84 billion in federal funding to help keep the country competitive in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, just days before a new list suggested China is challenging America’s dominance in supercomputing.

Among other measures, the bill supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through a coordination of activities at all levels.

Passage of the legislation, called the...

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