ERIC Number: ED340590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Engineering Education: The Role of the Department of Defense.
Matthews, Christine M.
This report describes Department of Defense (DOD) education programs in certain science, engineering and technical fields. It does not cover the extensive in-service technical training and education programs DOD maintains to prepare military personnel for specific occupational specialties, and managerial and leadership responsibilities. Section I, "Historical Overview of Congressional Concerns and Federal Funding for Science and Engineering Education," discusses the pre- and post-Sputnik eras and federal funding through the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. Section II, "Science and Engineering Concerns," discusses the supply and demand for scientists and engineers, demographics and the science and engineering talent pool, and options to improve science and engineering education programs. Section III, "Science and Engineering Personnel in the Department of Defense," discusses whether or not the United State's defense buildup might cause a drain on the number of scientists and engineers from the civilian sector and whether this drain has an adverse effect on the United States' competitiveness. Section IV, "Department of Defense Science Education Initiatives," describes precollege, undergraduate, and graduate programs sponsored by the DOD. The last section discusses options to increase the DOD's role in science and engineering education. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.