2000 CEOSE Biennial
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1. Introduction: Why Invest in a Diverse Workforce?
Figure 1-1: Projected Increase in Jobs Requiring SMET Skills
Figure 1-2: Racial/Ethnic Distribution of U.S. Population and its Workforce, 1997
Figure 1-3: Population Projection for Ethnic and Gender Groups, Ages 18-64, 1995-2050
Figure 2-1: Distribution of, and Projections for, 5-to-19-year-olds in the U.S. by Racial/Ethnic Group: 1998 and 2035
Table 2-1: Main NAEP Trends in Mathematics and Science Assessments
Table 2-2: Course Taking Trends: Percentage of Male, Female, White, African American, and Hispanic American High School Graduates Completing Highest Levels of Mathematics and Science Courses
Table 2-3: Percentage of College Bound Males and Females Expressing an Interest in an SMET College Major
2. K-12: An Inadequate Reservoir Of Future Scientists
Figure 2-2: Percentage of Public Secondary Students Taught Mathematics or Science by Teachers Without Certification/Major in Content Area
Table 2-4: Race/Ethnicity and TIMSS Mathematics, Science Achievement: 1999 Mean Scores
Table 2-5: 10-Year Change in Average SAT Math Scores
Table 2-6: Race/Ethnic Differences in Students Taking Algebra 2 and Chemistry, 1982 to 1994
Table 2-7: Main NAEP Scores for Students with and without an Individual Education Program (IEP) in Schools Permitting Testing Accommodations
3. Undergraduate Education: Looking Beyond The Traditional Pool
Table 3-1: Total Undergraduate Enrollment of Women in Engineering, 1990-98
Table 3-2: Total Undergraduate Degrees Earned by Women in Engineering, 1990-99
Table 3-3: Total Undergraduate Degrees Earned by Women in Physics, 1990-97
Table 3-4: Undergraduate Enrollment of Underre p resented Minorities in Engineering as a Percent of all U n d e rgraduate Enrollment, 1990-98
Table 3-5: Baccalaureate Degrees in Engineering by Gender, Minority Group, and Citizenship, 1990-19991
Table 3-6: Percentage Distribution of 1995-96 Undergraduates, by Disability Status According to Major Field of Study
Figure 3-1: Percentage of 1995-96 Undergraduates Who Reported a Disability, and Among Those with Disabilities, the Percentage Reporting Each Disability Type: 1996
Table 3-7: Among 1988 8th Graders Who Completed High School the Percentage who Enrolled in Postsecondary Education by 1994, and Percentage Distribution According to Type of Institution, by Disability Status and Type: 1994
Table 3-8: Percentage Distribution of 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students According to Postsecondary Persistence Status and Highest Undergraduate Degree Attained, by Disability Status: 1994
4. Graduate Education: A Declining Share For SMET
Table 4-1: Full-Time Graduate Enrollment of Women in SMET, 1976/1999
Figure 4-1: Percent of Graduate Degrees Aw a rded to Women, By Field: 1966-96
Figure 4-2: Percent of Graduate Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities, by Field (U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Only): 1989-97
Table 4-2: Full-Time Graduate Enrollment of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents in SMET, by Race/Ethnicity: 1992-98
Figure 4-3: Percent of Graduate Students with Disabilities, by Field: 1996
5. The Nondoctoral Technical Workforce: Shortage Of Skills Is Dampening Job Growth
Table 5-1: Projected Employment and Labor Force Growth, by Gender and Race/Ethnicity: 1998-2008
6. Doctoral Workforce: Traditional And Not-So-Traditional Career Paths
Figure 6-1: Distribution of the U.S. Civilian and SMET Doctorally - Trained Labor Force by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, 1997
Figure 6-2: Percentage Representation of Women Within Labor Force Sectors and Selected Degree Fields, 1997
Figure 6-3: Median Salaries (in dollars), Full-Time Employed SMET Doctorates, by Field and Gender, 1997
Figure 6-4: Percent Within Each Sector
Figure 6-5: Median Salaries (in dollars), Full-Time Employed SMET Doctorates, by Race Ethnicity, 1997
Figure 6-6: Persons with Disabilities Within Employment Sectors and Selected Degree Fields, 1997
Figure 6-7: Median Salaries (in dollars), Full-Time Employed SMET Doctorates, by Disability Status, 1997
7. Issues Internal To NSF
Table 7-1: Total Number of Staff and Percentage of Women, Underre p resented Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Among NSF Staff with Decision-Making Responsibilities, 1999
Table 7-2: FY 2000 Advisory Committee Demographics, by Dire c t o r a t e
Table 7-3: NSF Funding Success Rates for Women and Minorities, FY1998 to FY200

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