ERIC Number: ED313222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
American Minorities in Science and Engineering. Occasional Paper 89-3.
Vetter, Betty M.
Minorities are a growing proportion of Americans, and the nation can no longer afford to leave any fraction of its population uneducated and unable to participate in a wide variety of professional fields and to function appropriately as taxpaying citizens. This paper examines present minority participation in engineering and science through the whole educational pipeline. Statistical data provide trends for: (1) undergraduates; (2) graduates; (3) master's degrees; (4) doctoral degrees; and (5) faculty. Lists 12 references. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Labor Force, Minority Groups, Recruitment, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientific Personnel
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from a paper presented at the Conference on Minority Recruiting (Boston, MA, May 3, 1989). For other papers in this series see SE 051 025-026, SE 051 031. Graphs may not reproduce well.