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Scientists and Engineers in Congress After the Recent Elections in the USA

Posted on November 12, 2018  Comments (0)

The recent elections in the USA added to those serving in congress with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) backgrounds.

US Capital Building in Washington DC by John Hunter.

Here is a list of elected representatives in the USA congress with science, technology, engineering and math backgrounds (after the 2018 election).

NameStateBSNotesLink
Ralph AbrahamLouisianaMDbio
Ami BeraCaliforniabiological sciencesMDbio
Tony CárdenasCaliforniaelectrical engineeringbio
Sen. Bill CassidyLouisianabiochemistryMDbio
Sean CastenIllinoismolecular biology and biochemistryMS biochemical engineering and engineering management, 2018*bio
Chris CollinsNew Yorkmechanical engineeringbio
Joe CunninghamSouth Carolinaocean engineering2018*bio
Jeff Van DrewNew JerseyD.D.S. (Dentist), 2018*bio
Bill FosterIllinoisphysicsPhD physicsbio
Brett GuthrieVirginiamathematical economicsbio
Sen. Martin HeinrichNew Mexicomechanical engineeringbio
Kevin HernOklahomaelectro-mechanical engineering2018*bio
Chrissy HoulahanPennsylvaniaengineeringMS technology and policy, 2018*bio
Joe Kennedy IIIMassachusettsmanagement science and engineeringbio
Ted LieuCaliforniacomputer sciencebio
NameStateBSNotesLink
Dan LipinskiIllinoismechanical engineeringengineering-economic systems (MS)bio
Elaine LuriaVirginiaphysicsmasters in engineering management, 2018*bio
Jerry McNerneyCaliforniamathematics PhDbio
Seth MoultonMassachusettsphysicsbio
Pete OlsonTexascomputer science (BA)
Sen. Jacky RosenNevadapsychologyassociat’s degree in computing and information technology
Raul RuizCaliforniaMD, 2018*bio
Brad SchneiderIllinoisindustrial engineeringbio
Kurt SchraderOregonDr. of Veterinary Medicinebio
Kim SchrierWashingtonastrophysicsMD, 2018*bio
John M. ShimkusIllinoisgeneral engineeringbio
Paul TonkoNew Yorkmechanical and industrial engineeringbio
Lauren UnderwoodIllinoisnursingMS in Nursing and Master of Public Health, 2018*bio
Steve WatkinsKansasengineering2018*bio

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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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