Science and Engineering Indicators 2006.


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In Chapter 1: Student achievement in math and science, indicators for math and science teachers, IT in education, and students’ transition to postsecondary education

In Chapter 2: Institutions that provide S&E education, enrollment in S&E fields, S&E degrees, and international higher education in S&E

In Chapter 3: U.S. S&E labor force in profile, labor market conditions for recent S&E graduates, age and retirement of the U.S. S&E labor force, and the global S&E labor force

In Chapter 4: National R&D performance, funding, and distribution; largest R&D industries; federally funded R&D; contract R&D, public-private partnerships, and industrial alliances; R&D trends across nations; and multinational corporations’ R&D

In Chapter 5: Financial resources for academic R&D, characteristics of academic doctoral scientists and engineers, and U.S. and international trends in S&E articles and patents

In Chapter 6: U.S. high-technology industries and products as related to the global marketplace and U.S. trade balance, U.S. royalties and fees from intellectual property, high-technology exporters, patents, and venture-capital trends

In Chapter 7: The internet and television as sources of S&T information, the public’s interest in and depth of knowledge of S&T, and public attitudes toward science-related issues

In Chapter 8: Maps and tables presenting 42 indicators by state, grouped by elementary and secondary education, higher education, workforce, R&D inputs and outputs, and S&T in the economy

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Released: February 23, 2006
National Science Board.