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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

98 STAT. 1283

TITLE III—NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAM FOR PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

Partnerships in Education for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Act.

SHORT TITLE

S]EC. 301. This title may be cited as the "Partnerships in Education for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Act".

20 USC 3981 note.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

SEC. 302. It is the purpose of this title to supplement State and 20 USC 3981. local resources to— (1) improve the quality of instruction in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering in the State; (2) furnish additional resources and support for research, student scholarships, and faculty exchange programs in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering; and (3) encourage partnerships in education between the business Business and community, institutions of higher education, and elementary industry. and secondary schools in the community. DEFINITIONS

SEC. 303. As used in this title— 20 USC 3982. (1) the term "applicant" means with respect to activities described in section 305(a) an institution of higher education and the other participants described in paragraph (3) of section 305(a), and with respect to activities described in section 305(b) a local educational agency and the other participants described in paragraph (3) of section 305(b); (2) the term "equipment" includes machinery, utilities, and built-in equipment and any necessary enclosures or structures to house them, and includes all other items necessary for the functioning of a particular facility as a facility for the provision of educational services, including items such as instructional equipment and necessary furniture, printed, published, and audio-visual instructional materials, and books, periodicals, documents, and other related materials; (3) the term "Foundation" means the National Science Foundation; (4) the term "institution of higher education" has the same meaning given that term by section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965; 20 USC 1141. (5)' the term "States" includes the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands; and (6) the term "State agency for higher education" means the State board of higher education or other agency or officer primarily responsible for the State supervision of higher education, or if there is no such officer or agency, an officer or agency designated by the Governor or by State law.