ERIC Number: ED224711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Engineering Education and Manpower. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology. U. S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session. [No. 93]
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
This document is a transcript of hearings held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (February 11, 1982), which focused on the "National Engineering and Science Manpower Act of 1982," H.R. 5254. The bill, introduced into Congress by Doug Walgren and Don Fuqua, would establish a fund to develop United States technical, engineering, and scientific manpower resources. Money would be spent from the fund on a one-to-one matching basis with other money provided by private industry. The money would be available for fellowships, instructional equipment, salaries of teachers, or other costs of solving the manpower problem. The bill would provide $50 million for the fund in its first year of operation. Following introductory remarks by Congressman Walgren, transcripts of testimony presented as the hearings are provided. This testimony focuses on the manpower bill and on issues related to the impact of reductions in Federal programs supporting science and engineering education on universities and industry, especially in the Pittsburgh area. The need for a technologically scientifically literate society and continued National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported programs/projects are among the issues addressed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Engineers, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Hearings, Higher Education, Human Capital, Industry, Labor Force, Program Budgeting, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Scientists
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.