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Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
Holmstrom, Engin Inel; Petrovich, Janice – 1985
Baseline data on engineering programs, faculty, and students in selected and rapidly developing engineering specialties are presented, based on a survey of engineering schools. The specialties of interest are: computers, materials, microelectronics, robotics, manufacturing, and biotechnology programs. National estimates are derived from the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Computers, Demand Occupations
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC. – 1983
The United States is a labor surplus society, one with a persistent shortage of jobs. This labor surplus--manifested in excessively and persistently high unemployment--will continue through the 1980s. The existence of a persistent job shortage, resulting in a labor surplus of four to six million unemployed workers without a constructive economic…
Descriptors: Adults, Black Employment, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns