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

August 3, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $299,998 to underwrite a project titled “Understanding the Role of Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Self-Efficacy, Identity, and Success of Engineering Undergraduate Students” under the direction of Electrical Computer Engineering Professor Chrysanthe Preza.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $416,074 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for clinical research related to neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), recently named the Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission, today presided at a hearing on “The First Clean Olympics? Rodchenkov Act Enforcement at Toyko.” The Commission heard from expert witnesses on the effort to hold those accountable for the unfair advantage provided by performance-enhancing drugs as the Olympic Games begin in Tokyo.

July 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “Bridging the Gap: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Aviation Workforce.” Congressman Cohen noted that fewer than 5 percent of pilots are women, just 3.4 percent are Black, and fewer than one-half of one percent of pilots are Black women. “These discrepancies are staggering,” he said.
July 15, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a grant of $448,750 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research related to neurological disorders.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $1,750,578 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Dissecting the role of NEU1-dependent de-sialylation in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I am pleased that the National Institutes of Health are investing significant funding to better understand and treat neurological disorders. This funding will ultimately ease pain and lead to a better quality of life.”

July 1, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a $231,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for research on extracellular vesicles-based drug delivery of antiretroviral regimen to target central nervous system HIV reservoirs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 1, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a grant of $504,545 from the National Science Foundation for a project called “Collaborative Research: Understanding the rules of honest signaling” under the direction of College of Health Sciences Assistant Professor Yufeng Zhang.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 30, 2021 Press Release

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MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $215,816 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for work on training in the design and development of infectious disease therapeutics.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

June 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $619,047 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on lymphoblastic leukemia.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that St. Jude is receiving this research funding for its ongoing work on childhood cancers. This grant will keep scientists in their labs and will result in breakthroughs that can save lives.”

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