Science and Technology Pocket Data Book, 2000

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National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Pocket Data Book, 2000, NSF 00-328 (Arlington, VA, 2000).


This report was prepared by Deborah A. Collins, Survey Operations Specialist, of the Science and Engineering Indicators Program, under the direction of Jennifer Sue Bond and Rolf Lehming of the Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), Lynda T. Carlson, Director, and Mary J. Frase, Deputy Director. The entire SRS staff generously provided both data and expertise to this report and helped review the document for accuracy.

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National R&D Funding Patterns (27K)
Figure 1 The national R&D effort
Figure 2 National R&D expenditures, funders, and performers, by character of work: 1999
Figure 3 Federal R&D funding, by budget function
Figure 4 Federal R&D budget authority, by function: FY 2000
Figure 5 Federal obligations, by type of activity
Figure 6 Federal R&D obligations, by selected agency

Academic R&D (21K)
Figure 7 Sources of academic R&D funding, by sector
Figure 8 Academic R&D expenditures, by source of funds
Figure 9 Academic R&D expenditures, by field
Figure 10 Academic R&D expenditures, by selected field
Figure 11 Percent of academic R&D which is federally financed, by field

R&D in U.S. Industry (18K)
Figure 12 Industrial R&D performance, by source of funds and character of work
Figure 13 Industrial R&D performance, by sector
Figure 14 Share of industrial R&D funding, by source and industry: 1998

Education of Scientists and Engineers (23K)
Figure 15 Bachelor's degrees awarded in major science and engineering fields
Figure 16 Master's degrees awarded in major science and engineering fields
Figure 17 Doctorates awarded in major science and engineering fields
Figure 18 Full-time science and engineering graduate students in all institutions, by source of primary support
Figure 19 Full-time science/engineering graduate students in all institutions, by type of primary support
Figure 20 Foreign citizen representation in 1998 U.S. science and engineering graduate education

Working Scientists and Engineers (18K)
Figure 21 Employed scientists and engineers by broad occupation and highest degree: 1997
Figure 22 Distribution of employed scientists and engineers by race/ethnicity: 1997
Figure 23 Scientists, engineers, and technicians (SETs) in services industries: 1997
Figure 24 Proportion of women in the science and engineering workforce by broad occupation: 1997
Figure 25 Proportion of minorities in the U.S. doctoral science and engineering labor force, by field of doctorate: 1997

Public Attitudes Toward S&T (14K)
Figure 26 Assessment of scientific research
Figure 27 Percentage of the public who feel well informed about selected science-related issues: 1999
Figure 28 Public use of selected information sources: 1999

International S&T Trends (45K)
Figure 29 International economic comparisons
Figure 30 National expenditures on R&D, by selected countries
Figure 31 R&D as a percentage of GDP, for G-7 countries
Figure 32 R&D expenditures, by country, source, and performer: 1996-98
Figure 33 Government R&D support, by country and selected socioeconomic objective: 1997 or 1998
Figure 34 Number of R&D scientists and engineers per 10,000 workers in the labor force, by country
Figure 35 Scientists and engineers engaged in R&D, by country
Figure 36 INS permanent visas issued by S&E occupation
Figure 37 Immigrant scientists and engineers admitted to the United States on permanent visas, by fiscal year of admission and S&E occupation
Figure 38 Distribution of the world's scientific and technical articles in major journals, by region/country: 1995-97
Figure 39 U.S. patents granted, by nationality of inventor
Figure 40 U.S. trade balance in intellectual property
Figure 41 U.S. receipts and payments generated from the exchange of industrial processes between unaffiliated companies, by selected regions and countries: 1997

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