|Sponsor||Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J.|
|Committee||Science and Technology|
|Date||October 20, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 558 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) on June 18, 2009.
H.Res. 558 would resolve that Congress:
• "Supports the designation of National Computer Science Education Week;
• "Encourages schools, teachers, researchers, universities, and policymakers to identify mechanisms for teachers to receive cutting edge professional development to provide sustainable learning experiences in computer science at all educational levels and encourage students to be exposed to computer science concepts;
• "Encourages opportunities, including through existing programs, for females and underrepresented minorities in computer science; and
• "Supports research in computer science to address what would motivate increased participation in this field."
According to the resolution's findings, National Computer Science Education Week can inform students, teachers, parents, and the general public about the crucial role that computer science plays in transforming our society and how computer science enables innovation in all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and creates economic opportunities.