This report presents a comprehensive statistical overview of the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering. The full report first includes summary
information on the demographic composition of the population and on changes that are expected to occur as a result of current population trends. It then follows the chronological sequence of the educational system from elementary school through
workforce participation. It refers to research results that contribute to our understanding of these issues and identifies factors that appear to have been responsible for, or to influence, the underrepresentation of population subgroups.
- Persons With Disabilities
- Guide to Appendix Tables
The Highlights present selected findings for the report, organized according to a different principle. For each of the underrepresented groups, highlights are included that address first their
opportunities to study science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) and second their achievement and accomplishments. 
At the end of this Highlights section, a guide to the appendix tables identifies tables for each chapter that include data for the population group(s) described.
1. The organizing principles used here to summarize findings are drawn from Oakes, Jeannie. 1990. Lost Talent: The Underrepresentation of Women, Minorities, and Disabled Persons in
Science. Santa Monica: The RAND Corporation.