H.Res. 1654: Expressing support for designation of the week of October 24, 2010, as "Undergraduate Research Week".

H.Res. 1654

Expressing support for designation of the week of October 24, 2010, as "Undergraduate Research Week".

Sponsor
Rep. Rush D. Holt

Date
November 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1654 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on September 23, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1654 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the designation of “Undergraduate Research Week”;
  • “Recognizes the importance of undergraduate research and of providing research opportunities for the Nation's talented youth to cultivate innovative, creative, and enterprising young researchers, in collaboration with dedicated faculty;
  • “Encourages institutions of higher education, Federal agencies, businesses, philanthropic entities, and others to support undergraduate research and undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors;
  • “Encourages opportunities, including through existing programs, for females and underrepresented minorities to participate in undergraduate research; and
  • “Supports the role undergraduate research can and does play in crucial research that serves the Nation's best economic and security interests.”