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Being thoughtful about protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 will save lives.



Explore below to discover COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources, compiled by the Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republicans in response to the global pandemic.


STEM AT HOME: Learning from home doesn't mean missing out on STEM education

Browse resources from Federal Agencies like NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science foundation, NOAA, and more

BDAM Creativity Catapult

Scholastic Magazine

The American Geophysical Union

The Smithsonian Institution


FEDERAL GUIDLINES AND RESOURCES

Stay up to date on Federal recommendations

Tune in to the White House Press Briefing every day at 5:00PM ET for the latest


CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

How to protect yourself

What to do if you're sick

Symptoms and testing

Frequently Asked Questions


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

The EPA continuously updates this list of over 370 approved disinfectants that protect against COVID-19

 



 

FEDERALLY FUNDED STEM RESEARCH IS ON THE FRONT LINE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

The Department of Energy, National Labs, NASA, and the National Science Foundation partner with industry and Academia to form the High-Performance Computing Consortium

 

Department of Energy's National Labs leverage next-gen technology to respond to the novel coronavirus.

 

Argonne National Lab and Academic partners identify and map protein molecules that may lead to a COVID-19 treatment.

 

Environmental Protection Agency

 

National Center for Atmospheric Research provides enhanced supercomputing capabilities to the High-Performance Computing Consortium.

 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corporation ensure the US' electric system stays online.

 

National Science Foundation awards grants for rapid response research related to COVID-19.

 

America Makes is bringing together public resources and private industry, leveraging 3D printing technology to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment.

 

 

More on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Sep 30, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you for holding today’s hearing, Chairwoman Sherrill. 

Today is the last day of September, which means we are three quarters of the way through 2020. Today’s hearing will focus on a number of factors which have combined to make this an especially difficult year for our country. Some of these challenges are new, and some have been ongoing. 

Sep 30, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, the China Task Force released a detailed policy blueprint to counter the growing global threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

The China Task Force was comprised of 15 members representing 11 committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, including House Science, Space, and Technology Committee members Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL). 

Sep 23, 2020 Opening Statement

Good Morning and thank you, Chairman Foster. And thank you to the witnesses for your participation today. I hope we can use this hearing as an opportunity not only to identify where data gaps exist, but also to identify potential solutions to help us all better understand the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and make well-informed decisions moving forward. 

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month, which promotes the importance of individual planning for unexpected disasters. Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Co-Chair of National Preparedness Month, released the following statement in support of these efforts:

 

Sep 18, 2020 Opening Statement

NASA is one of the best-known organizations in the world.  Its successes with the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Shuttle, and International Space Station programs – along with its breathtaking scientific discoveries and jaw-dropping robotic probes – attract worldwide attention.  Unfortunately, that attention comes with challenges.  The technologies that NASA develops are also sought-after by criminal entities, unscrupulous foreign governments, and destructive vandals.  Because many of these technologies have both civil and military applications, these challenges are particularly grave.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of his bipartisan legislation to improve STEM education for rural schools today. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science, and strong STEM education is critical to America’s economic growth.