A Look at Science and Engineering Indicators in the U.S.

| January 19, 2018

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The results of a federally mandated math and science data collection paint a wide-reaching picture of the state of science and science education in America: K-12 performance in science continues to be middling, and other powerful countries graduate a higher proportion of undergraduates with degrees in those subjects. But on the bright side, Americans still hold a high opinion of science and scientists generally. The indicators are released every two years and presented to the U.S. president and Congress. Most of the report focuses on broad trends in research and development and industry, rather than K-12 indicators specifically, but it's helpful to see where our corner of the science and engineering universe fits with larger points.

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