Congress OKs NSF's grants for tech talent

Congress last month authorized the National Science Foundation to provide multiyear grants to colleges and universities to increase the number of math, science and engineering graduates.

Lawmakers passed the Technology Talent Act as a part of NSF's Authorization Act of 2002. The bill was presented to President Bush last week for his signature.

The provision formally sanctions a competitive grant program that NSF has been running since 2001 called the Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Talent Expansion Program.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.) sponsored the original bills. Lieberman said the grants will increase the number of information systems graduates to fill high-tech jobs.

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