ERIC Number: ED403155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 1996.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
On a biennial basis since 1986, the National Science Foundation has collected data on issues related to Science and Engineering (S&E) research facilities at U.S. colleges and universities. This report presents the major findings from the 1996 survey and compares them with those from earlier efforts. A brief description of the study methods precedes a discussion of several issues that focus on the S&E research facilities in research-performing colleges including: (1) the amount of space available for S&E research in U.S. colleges and institutions; (2) the adequacy of this space and its condition; (3) the construction of S&E research space as well as the repair and renovation of existing space; (4) the source of funding for repairs and construction; and (5) the research facility needs of colleges and universities. Profiles of historically black colleges and universities and a select group of institutions that focus on undergraduate education follow the summary. The last section of the report examines issues that relate to animal research facilities. Appendices contain technical notes, a list of sampled institutions, the survey questionnaire, references, validation of estimates of deferred project costs, and detailed statistical tables. (Author/PVD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Educational Facilities, Engineering, Facility Improvement, Facility Requirements, Facility Utilization Research, Financial Support, Higher Education, Maintenance, Science Facilities, Sciences
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.