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ERIC Number: EJ780059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Researchers Dispute Notion that America Lacks Scientists and Engineers
Monastersky, Richard
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n12 pA14 Nov 2007
Researchers who track the American labor market told Congress last week that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States has more than enough scientists and engineers and that federal agencies and universities should reform the way they train young scientists to better match the supply of scientists with the demand for researchers. At a hearing of a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives science committee, Michael S. Teitelbaum, vice president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, told lawmakers that "although I know you routinely are told by corporate lobbyists that their R&D is being globalized in part due to shortages of scientists and engineers in the U.S., no one who has studied this matter with an open mind has been able to find any objective data of such general shortages." He urged Congress to avoid past mistakes and to subsidize research into how the federal government can finance university science without producing too many science professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States