ERIC Number: ED313218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Recruiting Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Today and Tomorrow. Occasional Paper 89-2.
Vetter, Betty M.
Several forecasters project significant shortages of doctoral engineers, physical scientists, mathematicians, and computer scientists through much of the next decade. This paper discusses the shortage of doctoral scientists and engineers and the solution to the problem. The possibility of hiring foreign graduates and recruiting minorities and women in science and engineering areas is examined. An intervention program for elementary and secondary schools is suggested for solving the future problems. Lists 11 references. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineers, Higher Education, Labor Force, Minority Groups, Recruitment, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientific Personnel, Scientists
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 831, Washington, DC 20005 (Subscription series, calendar year $55.00 non-member, $40.00 member; single paper $20.00 non-member, $15.00 member).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from a paper presented to General Electric Doctoral Recruiters, General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY, September 19, 1989). For other papers in this series see SE 051 025, SE 051 030-031. Graphs may not reproduce well.