[ESIP-all] New NSB Report on Science/Engineering Labor Force

Dave Jones dave at stormcenter.com
Wed May 5 12:16:02 EDT 2004

New Report Available

A host of fascinating statistics regarding the national
science and engineering labor force are available in a new
report, "Science and Engineering Indicators 2004", by the
National Science Board (NSB).  NSB is a federal advisory
panel created by Congress.  One of NSB's responsibilities is
to oversee the NSF.

The statistics paint a complex picture that can be interpreted
in a variety of ways, depending on your point of view.  US
R&D investment was reported to be continued strong, and
contractual outsourcing of US R&D activities has
increased.  The report expresses concern that: enhanced
electronic communication, improved international mobility,
greater opportunities overseas because of increased investment in
science and engineering by other countries, global sourcing of
jobs, and changes in rate of entry into the US science and
engineering workforce of new students has resulted in a
problem for the US in maintaining its traditional dominance in
"human scientific resources".

The report is available at no charge from the National Science
Foundation at: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/seind04/

A news article is also available on the new report in the 5 May 2004
New York Times, by W. J. Broad.
Paul Derezotes
Chicago, ccm395


Dave Jones
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