Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Science and Tech in the US

A committee advising congress on science and engineering education in the US warned that too few americans are interested in science and engineering. [NYTimes Article].

As we may have already known. The NSF Science and Engineering indicators (available from [Indicators Home]) indicates that most students "perform below levels considered proficient or advanced.." and "Furthermore, sometimes substantial achievement gaps persist between various U.S. student subpopulations, and U.S. students continue to do poorly in international comparisons, particularly in higher grades."

The companion article discusses "higher level performance:" [An Emerging and Critical Problem of the Science and Engineering Labor Force].

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