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Science & Engineering Workforce Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research

The Science and Engineering Workforce Project (SEWP) is a network of labor economists and other researchers studying the professional development, deployment, and productivity of scientists, engineers, and highly skilled technical workers.

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Upcoming Events

Proceedings of the SEWP Research Conference
to be published: Winter, 2005 SEWP Final Conference
Spring, 2005

More info as it comes available

Recent Meetings

Research Activities of the Science & Engineering Workforce Project
October 19-20, 2005

Diversifying the S&E Workforce
Jan 14-15, 2005

Learn about past events here

Supported by a grant from
the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Administered jointly by

The Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School

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and the [National Bureau of Economic Research] (NBER)

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New! Final Drafts for SEWP Research Conference Proceedings due: (TBD)

Science & Engineering News

Signs America's scientific edge is slipping

For economist Richard Freeman, the "Eureka!" moment came at an academic conference, when a Chinese colleague gave him a chart of the engineering and science doctorates being awarded by China's universities.

[Full Article] from the The Denver Post

DoD seeks to interest students in science, technology

Defense Department officials are hoping to attract applicants to the department's new SMART scholarship program for students in science and math disciplines. Students can be offered full scholarships to participate in the "Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation" scholarship program, which was established under the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2006.

[Full Article] from the The Armed Forces Press Service

America's Pressing Challenge

Science and Engineering Indicators has reported for almost a decade on the rapid growth in scientific and engineering (S&E) occupations in the United States. The 2006 edition now reports that by 2012, U.S. occupations in S&E fields are expected to grow by 1.25 million. That's 26 percent more than exist today, while a 15 percent increase is expected in all other jobs.

[Full Article] from the Kansas City Infozine

Women & Science

Europe desperately needs more researchers to achieve scientific and technological excellence and to reach the Lisbon goal of becoming the world's most competitive knowledge-based economy. As women are currently under-represented in the field of scientific research, the Commission is promoting measures specifically aimed at encouraging women to take part in European research.

[Full Article] from Euractiv.com

Is America Falling Behind?

Engineers Discuss Ways to Stem the Brain Drain

A panel of experts led by Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Dean Pradeep Khosla recently shared ideas on how the United States can prepare itself to compete in the ever-changing global economy.

[Full Article] from Carnegie Mellon Today

Data Bit

Proportion of US Nobel Laureates that are foreign born:

more than 1/3

Source: COSEPUP -- Policy Implications of International Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars in the United States (2005).

SEWP Fellowships

Fellowships Information SEWP has also distributed $182K so far in dissertation fellowships based on a national competition.

Learn about awardees

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