Science and Technology

As a member of Congress, I have supported federal funding for programs like the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has led to several innovations in engineering and technology. I will continue to support legislation that will increase funding for technological and scientific research, especially in the Memphis medical community.

As a long-time supporter of STEM education programs, I know that engineering and computer science are increasingly important subjects for all of our children to study. In Congress, I have cosponsored several bills that would improve funding and accessibility to STEM programs across the country, including legislation that created grants for encouraging underrepresented minority or low-income students to pursue STEM careers.

In Fall 2016, I voted for the budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017 which provides funding for essential government programs including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The bill provided $19.65 billion to NASA, which was $600 million more than the agency’s original request.

As a member of Congress, I will continue to encourage progress in science and technology for the American people. 

More on Science and Technology

July 2, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today applauded the inclusion of his bill, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Careers Act, in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  This AI Careers Act aims to improve AI education and AI workforce development.  The NDAA is set to come to the House Floor in the coming weeks.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced major U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. UTHSC will receive $318,302 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on blood diseases. St. Jude will receive $2,277,711 from the National Cancer Institute for work on cancer causes and prevention.

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July 1, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today announced that the University of Memphis will receive an $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for research on mobile health data management.

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June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, today announced that LeMoyne-Owen College will receive a grant of $399,579 from the National Science Foundation for research entitled “Target Infusion Project: Overcoming the Mathematical Barrier.”

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June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $432,218 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research into neurological disorders.

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June 12, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a grant of $426,685 from the National Eye Institute for research on corneal wound healing.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that our medical school can continue working on important vision research in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m confident this funding will keep researchers in their labs working to find valuable treatments and therapies.”

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June 8, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Cohen Announces Research Grant to UTHSC

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $677,071 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study premature mortality in hemodialysis patients.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 4, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $3,686,681 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research into SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) transmission and immunity. The Congressman also announced the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $415,740 from the National Cancer Institute for cancer detection and diagnosis research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $482,080 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study microplastics and their degradation and transport in agricultural soil and the interaction of hydrodynamics, chemistry and material sciences.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 21, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a “High Priority, Short-Term Project” grant of $493,016 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for viral research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This high-priority grant will stimulate critical work on viruses during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s my hope that this funding will result in important discoveries at our premiere children’s research center.”