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Press Release 12-226

Characteristics of U.S. Science and Engineering Doctorates Detailed in New Report

New data show recent trends in U.S. doctoral STEM education

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The NSF report details the changing characteristics of U.S. doctorate recipients over a long time period. Connecting the dots among women, minorities and foreign nationals is paramount to understanding and improving the U.S. doctoral education system.

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