Explore Further

To read more about the themes presented in this digest, please see the Overview chapter as well as the more detailed analysis and fuller discussion of the related topics presented in Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. Each theme is matched with its source Indicators 2018 chapter or chapters in the list below. The State Indicators data tool also provides a wealth of detailed information on U.S. state-level comparisons of selected science and engineering indicators.

Global R&D: One Measure of Commitment to Innovation

U.S. R&D Performance and Funding

Global Science and Technology Capabilities

Invention, Knowledge Transfer, and Innovation

U.S. and Global STEM Education

U.S. S&E Workforce: Trends and Composition

Public Attitudes and Understanding of Science and Technology