Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads


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Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.); Policy and Global Affairs (U.S.) (PGA); National Academy of Sciences (U.S.); National Academy of Engineering (U.S.) (NAE); Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (IOM)


In order for the United States [US] to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must invest in research, encourage innovation, and grow a strong and talented science and technology workforce. [The book] explores the role of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce and its value in keeping America innovative and competitive. According to the book, the US labor market is projected to grow faster in science and engineering than in any other sector in the coming...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Demographics; Skills and knowledge; Innovation; Industry; Labour market; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Statistics

Keywords: Minority group; Skill development; Future; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press, 2011

Physical description: xv, 269 p.

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ISBN: 0309159687; 9780309159685

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 103.642

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