New Report: Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

Posted by on February 2, 2009

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008: The National Science Board Report

This is the eighteenth in the series of biennial science indicators reports. The Science Indicators series was designed to provide a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology for use by public and private policy makers.  With each new edition, the Board seeks to continually expand the data sources and pertinence to the broad user community.  This publication contains analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and vitality of the Nation’s science and engineering enterprise and global science and technology.   The report presents information on Science, mathematics, and engineering education at all levels:  the scientific and engineering workforce:  U.S. and international research and development performance and competitiveness in high technology; and public attitudes and understanding of science and engineering.  A chapter on state-level science and engineering presents state comparisons on selected indicators.  On Overview chapter of this report distills selected key themes emerging from the eight chapters of Volume I of the two-volume publication.

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