ERIC Number: ED114277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-19
Reference Count: N/A
Racial Minorities in the Scientist and Engineer Population. Science Resources Studies Highlights, September 19, 1975.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report summarizes the data about minority group scientists and engineers obtained as part of a national survey of scientific and engineering personnel in 1972. Information pertaining to minority group college students enrolled in engineering is also discussed briefly. Within the 1972 scientist and engineering populations, racial minority group members represented about 4 percent, or 53,000 of the 1.3 million total scientists and engineers. Racially, 60 percent were of Oriental descent, 30 percent were black, and the remainder were members of other nonwhite races. Also reported are statistics on minority group scientists and engineers pertaining to the following areas: geographic distribution, age characteristics, educational characterists, fields of study, professional identify relationships, and the education process for black engineering students. (MLH)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineers, Minority Groups, Occupational Surveys, Professional Occupations, Science Education, Scientists, Statistical Surveys, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.