Measuring the 21st Century Science and Engineering Workforce Population – New Report

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) at the National Science Foundation is one of the nation’s principal statistical agencies in the United States and a leading provider of data on the nation’s science and engineering workforce. The NCSES surveys have represented a gold standard for data in this area, not only in the United States but also internationally, as the result of an active program of evaluation and improvement.

Measuring the 21st Century Science and Engineering Workforce Population: Evolving Needs, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, identifies several priority areas of focus for the NCSES in order to respond to the rapidly changing nature of society and the science and engineering workforce. The report also contains additional recommendations focused on further strengthening the NCSES science and engineering workforce surveys over time. 

DETAILS:
The report will be available to reporters only starting at noon EST on Monday, Jan. 8.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 9.  Reporters who wish to obtain copies should contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.