Table 5-5
New construction of S&E research space in academic institutions, by field and time of construction: FY 2002–07
(Millions of net assignable square feet)
 
Field Started in FY 2002
or FY 2003
Started in FY 2004
or FY 2005
Started in FY 2006
or FY 2007
 
All fields 16.2 10.2 8.9
Agricultural and natural resources 0.8 0.4 0.5
Biological and biomedical sciences 4.0 3.2 3.0
Computer and information sciences 1.0 0.3 0.6
Engineering 2.2 1.5 1.3
Health and clinical sciences 5.0 3.3 1.7
Mathematics and statistics * * *
Physical sciences 2.1 0.8 1.0
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 0.6 0.3 0.3
Astronomy, chemistry, and physics 1.5 0.5 0.7
Psychology 0.2 0.2 0.1
Social sciences 0.2 0.1 0.1
Other sciences 0.7 0.3 0.7
       
Research animal space 1.4 1.2 1.0
 

* = >0 but <50,000 net assignable square feet

NOTES: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (NSF/SRS) bases S&E fields used in its Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities on those in National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). NCES updates CIP every 10 years. S&E fields used in FY 2007 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities reflect NCES 2000 CIP update. For comparison of subfields in FY 2005 and FY 2007 surveys, see S&E Research Facilities: FY 2007, detailed statistical tables. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Research animal space listed separately and also included in individual field totals.

SOURCE: NSF/SRS, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, Fiscal Years 2003–2007.

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