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ERIC Number: ED480465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 302
Abstractor: N/A
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2002.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Statistics.
This report is the 11th in a series of biennial reports on the status of women and minorities in science and engineering. The reports are mandated by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (Public Law 96-5 16) which was amended in 1998 to include persons with disabilities. The primary purpose of this report is to serve as an information resource on the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering. Like its predecessors, this report found differences between men and women and among racial/ethnic groups in high school completion rates, college enrollment rates, field choice, employment, rank and tenure status, salaries, and work activities. In addition to the trends and issues that have persisted over time, several new concerns have been raised in the last few years which include: (1) the "digital divide"--differences in access to computer technology by sex, race/ethnicity, and disability status; (2) international differences in participation of women in S&E; (3) the decline in male enrollment; (4) changing demographics--growth and diversity in the Asian population; and (5) defining disability-- changes over time and differences among sources. Chapters include: (1) "Precollege Education"; (2) "Undergraduate Enrollment"; (3) "Undergraduate Degrees"; (4) "Graduate Enrollment"; (5) "Graduate Degrees"; and (6) "Employment". (Author/SOE)
National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Statistics, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230. Tel: 703-292-8774; Fax: 703-292-9092; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Statistics.