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Division of Science Resources Statistics
The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) fulfills the legislative mandate of the National Science Foundation Act to ...

provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government...

To carry out this mandate, SRS designs, supports, and directs periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology.

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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graaduates: 1997, NSF 01-337, Project Officer, John Tsapogas (Arlington, VA 2001).

September 2001

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Acknowledgments top

John Tsapogas of the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation had overall responsibility for conducting the survey and producing this report. Mary Collins of Westat was the study director, and Lucinda Gray of Westat was the associate director.

Linda P. Hardy of SRS and J. Michael Brick of Westat provided valuable statistical advice that greatly enhanced the accuracy of the estimates presented in this report. Comments, reviews, and consultations were provided by Mary Golladay, Program Director of the Human Resources Statistics Program, SRS; Ronald Fecso, Chief Statistician, SRS; and Mary Frase, Deputy Director, SRS. John R. Gawalt, Director, ISG, and his Web team handled electronic publication. Julia Harriston and Tanya Gore provided copyediting, processing, and final composition for this report.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) expresses its appreciation to the recent graduates who contributed their time by responding to this survey. NSF also extends its sincere appreciation to college administrators and other college officials who contributed their time and effort to this survey; their willingness to participate in the survey greatly enhanced the quality of this report.

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