Under President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal, the National Science Foundation would take the lead on undergraduate and graduate education in science, technology, engineering and math, while the Education Department would oversee elementary and secondary school STEM programs. The move would eliminate some programs and consolidate others. "There has been a very serious effect to preserve the programs that most leverage the unique assets of the mission agencies, including programs that reach women and other underrepresented groups in STEM," presidential science adviser John Holdren said.

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