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

Aug 11, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)  and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced a bill today that will help universities and research institutions protect COVID-19 research from cyberattacks by China and Russia.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Ranking Republican Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and 22 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) highlighting shortcomings with critical mineral supply chains in the United States and the immediate need to include bipartisan solutions in future COVID recovery legislation.   

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release
Jul 20, 2020 Press Release

“The American research enterprise has been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and is facing never-before-seen challenges,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. “Without targeted and immediate support, we’ll lose valuable R&D and fall behind on scientific and technological progress and could begin losing our STEM workforce pipeline.

Jul 17, 2020 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Fletcher, and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. 
 
This Committee is no stranger to the work being done at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. Whether it’s synthesizing new materials or pioneering advanced nuclear reactors, the National Labs have an established history of being at the forefront of scientific discovery. But that is just the first step. 
 
Jul 17, 2020 Opening Statement
(WASHINGTON, DC) I’m looking forward to today’s hearing on Federal technology transfer initiatives, which is incredibly important to the success of U.S. research and development.
 
Jul 14, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. 

As we continue to fight COVID-19, I appreciate that we’re focusing our hearing time on this pandemic. 

Environmental justice, public health, and extreme weather are very serious topics that deserve our attention. It’s well documented that low-income and minority communities are adversely affected by these issues. And while I appreciate the effort to better understand why and how that is, I think the structure and scope of today’s hearing doesn’t give us the chance to focus on potential solutions. 

Jul 10, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and 37 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, and Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger urging that funding be increased for our nation’s youth mentoring organizations.