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NSF Director Subra Suresh, Academic and Scientific Community Outreach Event, Edificio de Telefonica, Santiago, Chile,
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Slide title: Percentage of Undergraduate Degrees in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

Slide image: Bar graph showing the percentage of undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences and engineering in Asia, Europe, and the United States (for 2006 or the most recent year).

In Asia: percentage of natural sciences degrees is around 13%; percentage of engineering degrees is around 21%
In Europe: percentage of natural sciences degrees is around 10%; percentage of engineering degrees is around 11%
In the United States: percentage of natural sciences degrees is around 11%; percentage of engineering degrees is around 4%
Source: National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators 2010. U.S. Census Bureau, 1999: . U.S. Census Bureau. 1999; available online at http://www.census.gov/mso/www/pres_ lib/1999pop18/800x600/slide5.html

Slide background image: Photo illustration of Earth from space

Background image credit: John Prusinski, National Science Foundation

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