U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D
The condition and progress of STEM education in the United States
Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: The NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) is an annual survey of all academic institutions in the United States granting research-based master's degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, or selected health (SEH) fields. The GSS provides data on the number and characteristics of graduate students, postdoctoral (postdoc) appointees, and doctorate-holding nonfaculty researchers in SEH fields. NSF uses the results of this survey to assess shifts in graduate enrollment and postdoc appointments and trends in financial support.
NCSES Report: Two Decades of Increasing Diversity More than Doubled the Number of Minority Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
National Academies reports on Careers in Science: The National Academies have published several reports related to career planning, including a series of publications ranking U.S. doctoral programs in several different disciplines. Other topics include scientific ethics and the experiences of women in science, engineering and medicine.
National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce:At the National Academies, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) provides policymakers, business executives, and academic leaders with insights and recommendations on critical higher education and science and engineering workforce issues facing the nation.
Challenges of Our Changing Atmosphere – Careers in Atmospheric Research and Applied Meteorology: The original booklet was produced under the direction of a committee chaired by Warren M. Washington that included Werner A. Baum, Todd Glickman, Ronald D. McPherson, and Pamela Stephens, with input from a large number of AMS members. Henry Lansford, a science writer and communication consultant based in Boulder, Colorado, wrote the booklet and supervised its design and production. It was designed and produced by Michael Shibao of the Graphic Services group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. It was reproduced in electronic format for the World Wide Web by staff of the American Meteorological Society.
Making Government Work for Families: The federal government's role as employer and contractor in improving family-friendly policies - a work-family policy brief by Berkeley CHEFS and the Center for American Progress
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - Advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at LULAC councils nationwide
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) - Charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community to promote APA interests in public sector careers, provide information and on policy issues affecting the community and serve the APA community at large.
National Indian Education Association (NIEA) - Membership based organization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students while protecting their cultural and linguistic traditions.
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) - Nonprofit corporation chartered by the state of North Dakota and operated by five tribes, founded to provide a community in which Indian people can acquire an education and obtain employment.
ASPIRA - National nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire."
California State University/Northridge - Succeeding Together: People with Disabilities in the Workforce - Part of the Students with Disability Internship Project, this resource manual for employers covers topics related to hiring and supervising people with disabilities. Topics include: ADA, information on specific disabilities, job descriptions, disabilities-related language, interview techniques, reasonable accommodation, glossary of terms and useful telephone numbers. See also a curriculum for training supervisors and co-workers, and a guide with job seeking skills for people with disabilities.
The DisabilityStatistics.org web site condenses several data sources into a single, user-friendly, accessible, Internet resource. It also provides essential background information on key issues related to disability statistics. Registration is FREE. This site is produced by the Cornell Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for People with Disabilities (RRTC).