ERIC Number: ED376069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Universities and Colleges, 1994. Volume 1: Analysis.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Universities and colleges are a critical component of the nation's research system. The availability and condition of research facilities at these institutions influence the ability of scientists and engineers to conduct research and train the future science and engineering work force. To insure that information regarding these institutions is available, Congress authorized the National Science Foundation to design, establish, and maintain a data collection and analysis capability in the Foundation for the purpose of identifying and assessing the research facilities needs of universities and colleges. This document contains the data collected from 565 institutions. The following questions are addressed in the document: (1) How much space is available for science and education (S&E) research, and how much has this changed over time?; (2) How much more S&E research space is needed?; (3) How good is existing S&E research space, and what improvements are needed?; (4) What is being done to address S&E research facility needs?; (5) Who funds capital projects?; (6) What more remains to be done?; (7) What is the state of S&E research facilities at historically Black colleges and universities?; and (8) What is the state of S&E research facilities at predominantly understate institutions? Four appendices contain technical notes, a list of sampled institutions, the survey questionnaire, and 12 references. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Engineering Education, Facilities, Higher Education, Research Universities, Research Utilization, Science Education, Urban Universities
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230 (single copy, free; Bitnet users, pubs@nsf; internet users, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.