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Each of 32 nonprofit organizations contributing a presentation to the Pan-Organizational Summit on the Science and Engineering Workforce (November 11-12, 2002; The National Academies, Washington, DC) was invited to issue a corresponding position paper to be reproduced in this volume. The bulk of this report comprises these papers. In addition, Shirley Jackson and Joseph Toole, two of the keynote speakers, have included their remarks.


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National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2003. Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Meeting Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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240 pages | 6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-08960-9
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Front Matter i-xii
The U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce: An Unconventional Portrait 1-7
Position Paper on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 8-17
Position Paper on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 18-22
Statement on Workforce Issues 23-28
The Physics Educated Workforce 29-34
Foreign Scientists Seen Essential to U.S. Biotechnology 35-36
Academic Prerequisites for Licensure and Professional Practice 37-39
Engineering Education and the Science & Engineering Workforce 40-46
Strengthening Pre-College Science, Math, Engineering and Technology Education: The Technological Literacy and Workforce Imperative 47-51
A National Strategy to Face Vulnerability in Science Engineering and Technology 52-57
Position Paper on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 58-67
Position Statement 68-70
Building a Pipeline for American Scientists and Engineers 71-78
Position on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 79-83
Increasing the Supply of Underrepresented Persons of Color in Science and Engineering Occupations 84-90
Position Paper on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 91-96
Inititative on Precollege Science, Math and Technology, Education In Support of the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce 97-104
Effects of the Current Economic Downturn on the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce: Long Term Implications 105-108
Trying Times for U.S. Engineers 109-118
The Underrepresentation of Women in Engineering and Related Science: Pursuing Two Complementary Paths to Parity 119-126
NACME, Enginerring, and 127-133
Skills for a 21st Century Workforce: Can We Meet the Challenge? 134-137
Transforming the Academic Workplace: Socializing Underrepresented Minorities into Faculty Life 138-144
Mathematics As a Foundation for a Productive Science and Engineering Workforce 145-148
Utilization of African American Physicists in the Science & Engineering Workforce 149-155
Building a Federal Civil Service for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Attracting Great Talent to Government Service 156-160
Position Statement on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 161-166
Is There a Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? How Would We Know? 167-179
Position of the Board of Directors on the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce 180-187
U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Equity and Participation 188-194
WEPAN Position Statement 195-200
Concluding Remarks 201-202
Appendix A: Keynote Speaker Addresses 203-217
Appendix B: Non-Profit Organizations Participating in the Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce 218-219
Appendix C: Summit Agenda 220-223
Appendix D: National Academies Publications on the Science & Engineering Workforce, Bibliography 224-228

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