ERIC Number: ED433246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1998.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Scientists and engineers play a vital role in the United States educational system, in industrial competition, and in the generation of new knowledge. A challenge for this country is to attract the best talent from all sources to science and engineering in order to stimulate creativity, innovation, and change; contribute to the advancement of science and engineering; and foster a scientifically literate population. Some groups--women, minorities, and persons with disabilities--traditionally have not been fully represented in science and engineering. This report, the ninth in a series of reports to Congress, the administration, and others who direct public policy, presents data on the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Factors important to success in science and engineering at the precollege, undergraduate, graduate, and actual employment levels are documented here. The data and analyses presented can be used to track progress, inform development of policies to increase participation in science and engineering, and evaluate the effectiveness of such policies. (CCM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Engineering, Engineering Education, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Science Education, Scientists, Sociocultural Patterns, Womens Education
National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
IES Cited: ED444872
Note: Supersedes NSF-96-311, ED 402 192.