ERIC Number: ED324224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Supply of Women and Minority Engineers: An Agenda for State Action.
McDonald, Jean; And Others
Engineers and scientists in the United States have always been among the nation's greatest assets. Their work has led to world leadership in scientific and technological innovation. Recent trends are disturbing. These is concern over the quality of science and technical education at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. High school students in the United States lag behind those of other industrialized nations according to several sources. At the doctorate level, half of all graduate students in science are foreign nationals. To be economically competitive at home and abroad, the United States must have scientists and engineers who can keep the nation at the forefront of technological development. Reported in this document are: (1) "Trends Affecting the Future Supply of Engineering Students"; (2) "Systemic Barriers to the Participation of Women and Minorities in Engineering"; (3) "What Works at the State and Local Level"; (4) "The Governor's Role"; and (5) a "State Action Agenda." Appendices include descriptions of various state initiatives, and a directory of the Women and Minorities in Engineering Project Advisory Committee. A list of 44 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Demand Occupations, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Engineers, Females, Higher Education, Labor Supply, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
Note: For executive summary, see ED 323 277.