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Any Ideas on How the BIPOC Communities Can Be Active Participants in the Science/Chips Act?

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

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For a quick background, the U.S. Congress passed the legislation in July 2022 to strengthen domestic semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, fortify the economy and national security, and reinforce America's chip supply chains. President Joe Biden signed the ACT into law on August 9, 2022.

Because the law appropriated approximately $280 billion of new funding to boost domestic research and manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States, I am interested in experts' perspectives on how to make the subsidies and research support from the law more inclusive for underserved, underrepresented, and rural communities.

What strategies would you recommend for making these subsidies and research support more inclusive for spurring economic development in underserved and underrepresented communities, including rural communities? What methods would you recommend for catalyzing new business ownership, innovation, and wealth creation amongst underserved and underrepresented communities in our country?

How could these subsidies and research support be distributed to support K-12 teachers in STEAM education? For example, support K-12 teachers in STEAM education to integrate engineering, effective use of technology, and the Arts into the science and mathematics content. And also encouraging K-12 teachers to model best practices in using precious semiconductors metals like Gold and Platinum for science inquiries and engineering design to inform and help students learn how to be inquiring and design engineering design approaches in the context of their science classrooms.

Please leave your thoughts and recommendations for the benefits all the stakeholders.

Author by Dr. Ayo Olufade, Ph.D.

Think STEM Careers! You Have the Opportunity to Create the Future and The Privilege of Deciding What’s In It! ~ Dr. Ayo Olufade, PhD

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