Scientists and Engineers in Congress After the Recent Elections in the USA
The recent elections in the USA added to those serving in congress with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) backgrounds.
Here is a list of elected representatives in the USA congress with science, technology, engineering and math backgrounds (after the 2018 election).
|Ami Bera||California||biological sciences||MD||bio|
|Tony Cárdenas||California||electrical engineering||bio|
|Sen. Bill Cassidy||Louisiana||biochemistry||MD||bio|
|Sean Casten||Illinois||molecular biology and biochemistry||MS biochemical engineering and engineering management, 2018*||bio|
|Chris Collins||New York||mechanical engineering||bio|
|Joe Cunningham||South Carolina||ocean engineering||2018*||bio|
|Jeff Van Drew||New Jersey||D.D.S. (Dentist), 2018*||bio|
|Bill Foster||Illinois||physics||PhD physics||bio|
|Brett Guthrie||Virginia||mathematical economics||bio|
|Sen. Martin Heinrich||New Mexico||mechanical engineering||bio|
|Kevin Hern||Oklahoma||electro-mechanical engineering||2018*||bio|
|Chrissy Houlahan||Pennsylvania||engineering||MS technology and policy, 2018*||bio|
|Joe Kennedy III||Massachusetts||management science and engineering||bio|
|Ted Lieu||California||computer science||bio|
|Dan Lipinski||Illinois||mechanical engineering||engineering-economic systems (MS)||bio|
|Elaine Luria||Virginia||physics||masters in engineering management, 2018*||bio|
|Jerry McNerney||California||mathematics PhD||bio|
|Pete Olson||Texas||computer science (BA)|
|Sen. Jacky Rosen||Nevada||psychology||associat’s degree in computing and information technology|
|Raul Ruiz||California||MD, 2018*||bio|
|Brad Schneider||Illinois||industrial engineering||bio|
|Kurt Schrader||Oregon||Dr. of Veterinary Medicine||bio|
|Kim Schrier||Washington||astrophysics||MD, 2018*||bio|
|John M. Shimkus||Illinois||general engineering||bio|
|Paul Tonko||New York||mechanical and industrial engineering||bio|
|Lauren Underwood||Illinois||nursing||MS in Nursing and Master of Public Health, 2018*||bio|
Those with notes including “2018*” means they were newly elected to the congress in 2018.
Please send any information on possible additions to this list (see the continually updated list).
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