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NSF Reports on Graduate and Postdoctorates in Science, Engineering and Select Health Fields

Two reports have been released containing information on graduate and postdoctoral students in science and engineering fields. The first report presents data from the 2019 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering showing trends in enrollment, postdoc appointments, and other selected characteristics. 

The second report, Trends for Graduate Student Enrollment and Postdoctoral Appointments in Science, Engineering and Health Fields at U.S. Academic Institutions between 2017 and 2019, presents data and other findings from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) between 2017 and 2019. The GSS provides insight into current and future science and engineering workforce trends. 

Key findings of the report include: 

  • Between 2017 and 2019, the number of individuals receiving advanced Science, Engineering, and Health fields (SEH)  training at U.S. academic institutions increased by 7.8% for master’s students, 4.2% for doctoral students, and 2.3% for postdocs.
  • In engineering, master’s enrollments declined by 5.0% between 2017 and 2019, while doctoral enrollment and the number of postdocs increased by 4.7% and 5.4%, respectively. 
  • From 2017 to 2019, the number of Nonfaculty Researchers (NFRs) reported to the GSS grew by 7.7%, representing an increase of 2,169 doctorates engaged in research outside of faculty rank or tenure.

You can find the first report by clicking the link provided here, and the second report by clicking here


2020 State of Computer Science Education Report

The 2020 State of Computer Science Education Report on Illuminating Disparities was recently released by the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance. The report contains trends and highlights of computer science education in the United States.

Included in the report are the 9 Policy Principles of Computer Science Education, which form the framework for the future of computer science across the country. A primary area of focus is centered around issues related to racial disparity in data and the growing momentum towards a more inclusive future for those historically excluded from computer science. 

The report argues for a nation-wide effort to include computer science in classrooms across the United States. With the challenges of remote learning, lack of financial resources, and disparities in access to comprehensive computer science education, it is now more important than ever to understand the challenges and opportunities that computer science education faces in the United States. 

You can find the full report by clicking on the link provided below.

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