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  • Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities: Data Updates (NSF 11-309CD)
    Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (S&E) provides the latest information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in S&E higher education and employment. Updates in this release include information on degrees awarded (associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate) and undergraduate and graduate enrollment. (October 11, 2012)

  • Data Update for Science and Engineering State Profiles
    The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation has released a new Web-based data tool for Science and Engineering State Profiles. The tool contains the latest data available and allows users to generate science and engineering profiles that summarize state-specific data on personnel and finances. The State Profiles data tool can display a single state's profile or a profile containing up to 10 states. (October 9, 2012)

  • International Investment and R&D Data Link: 2004–07 (NSF 12-327)
    This report summarizes newly developed data from a project linking research and development and international investment data sets from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. The combined data sets provide information on the R&D activities of U.S. multinational companies (MNCs) and of foreign MNCs with U.S. activities, information that was previously unavailable from the original surveys. The project also produced benefits for participating agencies through improvements in survey frame, sampling, and data quality. (September 28, 2012)

  • Project Linking Multi-Agency Surveys Produces New Findings on R&D by Multinational Companies (NSF 12-332)
    Newly developed information from the Research and Development Data Link Project—a joint project that matched survey information from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, and Bureau of Economic Analysis—provides insight on the U.S. R&D activities of multinational companies (MNCs), such as the character of R&D work performed by these companies (basic research, applied research, and development). Findings for matched companies showed that both parent companies of U.S. MNCs and U.S. affiliates of foreign MNCs devote about three-fourths of their R&D expenditures to development activities. (September 17, 2012)

  • State Government Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2009 (NSF 12-331)
    This report contains detailed tabular data presenting results from the National Science Foundation's FY 2009 Survey of State Government R&D. Tables include data on total R&D expenditures and amounts for internal and external performers, the original source of funds (federal or nonfederal), and the amount devoted to basic research activities. Data also include the amount of expenditures for the construction and acquisition of R&D facilities. Also, for the first time, state agency expenditures are presented for individual departments and agencies. (September 10, 2012)

  • Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2010 (NSF 12-330)
    This report presents detailed tabulated data on research and development expenditures of higher education institutions across all academic disciplines. Tables include academic expenditures by type of institution, field, geographic area, source of funds, and expenditures for research equipment. Many tables show trends over time. Data are from the 2010 Higher Education Research and Development Survey, a redesign of the previous annual collection, the Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges. (September 6, 2012)

  • Businesses Concentrate Their R&D in a Small Number of Geographic Areas in the United States (NSF 12-326)
    Businesses perform a large share of their research and development in a small number of geographic areas, two of the largest being the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area (CSA) and the New York-Newark-Bridgeport CSA. In these two areas alone, companies performed at least $29.3 billion of R&D. Data were from companies that responded to the 2008 Business R&D and Innovation Survey. (September 4, 2012)

  • Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 2008 (NSF 12-328)
    This report presents detailed tabulated data, with associated technical notes, on persons who earned bachelor's or master's degrees in science, engineering, or health at U.S. postsecondary institutions. Tables cover graduates in academic years 2006 and 2007 and present data on demographics, education (such as, degrees, GPA, sources of support, and debt level), and employment (such as, sector, primary work activity, and salary). Data are collected directly from individuals through National Science Foundation's National Survey of Recent College Graduates (August 30, 2012)

  • International Collaborations of Scientists and Engineers in the United States (NSF 12-323)
    International collaboration is a key aspect of the globalization of science and engineering. In 2006, one in six U.S. scientists and engineers reported working with individuals in other countries. International collaboration was more likely to occur among persons working in the for-profit sector, men, and those with higher levels of educational attainment. Individuals who earned postsecondary degrees both in the United States and abroad reported the highest levels of international collaboration. (August 29, 2012)

  • Health and Defense Applications Account for 40% of Business R&D in the United States (NSF 12-329)
    In 2008 businesses in the United States spent $290.7 billion on research and development they performed, 40% of which was applied to health and medical areas ($76.1 billion) and defense areas ($41.5 billion). Over 86% of the health or medical R&D performed by businesses was paid for by the reporting companies themselves. However, most of the defense R&D performed by companies was paid for by the federal government. Data are from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. (August 22, 2012)


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