ERIC Number: ED346782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Blacks in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education.
Hill, Susan T.
This report is designed to pull together the data that are available on the status of blacks in undergraduate education for use in initiating methods to improve the allocation of human resources in science and engineering in the United States. The listings and tabulations used data from the CASPAR data base and the High School and Beyond Transcript Data. Following an introduction in Chapter I, Chapter II examines the first transition point, from high school to college, noting low levels of college enrollment among blacks, high interest in science and engineering among those who do enroll, and lack of resources to complete the bachelors degree. Chapter III on the undergraduate education process, indicates that many black students interested in science and engineering drop out, and that faculty have a role in influencing decisions to complete the bachelors degree and to continue education at the graduate level. Chapter IV is on degree awards and shows trends in the proportion of black graduates in science and engineering. The final section, Chapter V, examines the undergraduate origins of black science and engineering doctoral recipients. Included are a total of 26 tables. (JB)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Degrees (Academic), Engineering Education, Graduate Study, High Schools, Higher Education, Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550 (free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science and Engineering Education.