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NCSES publishes latest Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

by , posted on 9:26 AM, February 3, 2017
 

January 31, 2017

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment.

The report shows the degree to which women, people with disabilities and minorities from three racial and ethnic groups -- black, Hispanic and American Indian or Alaska Native -- are underrepresented in science and engineering (S&E). Women have reached parity with men in educational attainment but not in S&E employment. Underrepresented minorities account for disproportionately smaller percentages in both S&E education and employment.

The report can be read online at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

A pdf version of the report is available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/static/downloads/nsf17310-digest.pdf