ERIC Number: ED250204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Science and Engineering Talent Pool. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Scientific Manpower Commission and the Engineering Manpower Commission (Washington, District of Columbia, May 15, 1984).
Scientific Manpower Commission, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
The proceedings of a meeting which focused on topics and issues related to the pipeline for scientists and engineers are presented. They include the meeting agenda, introductory comments, an overview, summaries of five presentations, the meeting summary, and a list of participants. The overview (by Betty Vetter) outlines some ways of measuring the potential supply of new scientists and engineers. The five papers are: (1) "The Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities in Quantitative Fields: How Does It Occur?" (by Sue Berryman), in which findings from the author's report "Who Will Do Science?" are discussed; (2) "The Post-Secondary Pipeline and Supply/Utilization Aspects of the Labor Market for Scientists and Engineers" (by Charles Falk), which includes 23 charts with data on this topic collected by the National Science Foundation; (3) "Prospects for the Future Talent Pool of Physicists" (by Beverly Porter), which reviews some of the trends of the past decades; (4) "The Talent Pool for Engineering: Are the Colleges the Only Source?" (by Alan Fechter), which examines the talent pool for engineering and examines the various sources from which this talent is drawn; and (5) "Continuing Education for Scientists and Engineers" (by Anthony Carnevale), which emphasizes the need for education, training, and retraining. Roger Wilcox presided over the summary and "Wrap-Up." (JN)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Enrollment, Females, Higher Education, Labor Force, Labor Supply, Minority Groups, Physics, Professional Continuing Education, Science Education, Sciences, Scientists, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
Scientific Manpower, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scientific Manpower Commission, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.