Table 5-2
New construction of S&E research space in academic institutions, by field and time of construction: FY 2002–09
 
Field Started in FY 2002 or FY 2003 Started in FY 2004 or FY 2005 Started in FY 2006 or FY 2007 Started in FY 2008 or FY 2009
 
    Net assignable square feet (millions)
All fields   16.2 10.2 8.8 9.9
Agricultural and natural resources   0.8 0.4 0.5 0.4
Biological and biomedical sciences   4.0 3.2 2.9 3.5
Computer and information sciences   1.0 0.3 0.6 0.3
Engineering   2.2 1.5 1.3 2.1
Health and clinical sciences   5.0 3.3 1.7 1.9
Mathematics and statistics   * * * *
Physical sciences   2.1 0.8 1.0 1.0
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences   0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1
Astronomy, chemistry, and physics   1.5 0.5 0.7 0.9
Psychology   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3
Social sciences   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
Other sciences   0.7 0.3 0.7 0.3
           
Research animal space   1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8
           
    Share of total new construction square feet (%)
All fields   100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agricultural and natural resources   4.9 3.9 5.7 4.0
Biological and biomedical sciences   24.7 31.4 33.0 35.4
Computer and information sciences   6.2 2.9 6.8 3.0
Engineering   13.6 14.7 14.8 21.2
Health and clinical sciences   30.9 32.4 19.3 19.2
Mathematics and statistics   * * * *
Physical sciences   13.0 7.8 11.4 10.1
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences   3.7 2.9 3.4 1.0
Astronomy, chemistry, and physics   9.3 4.9 8.0 9.1
Psychology   1.2 2.0 1.1 3.0
Social sciences   1.2 1.0 1.1 2.0
Other sciences   4.3 2.9 8.0 3.0
           
Research animal space   8.6 11.8 11.4 8.1
 

* = >0 but <50,000 net assignable square feet

NOTES: Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Figures for research animal space listed separately and also included in individual field totals. S&E fields are those used in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). NCES updates the CIP every 10 years; S&E fields here reflect the NCES 2000 CIP update. For comparison of subfields in the FY 2005 and FY 2007 surveys, see S&E Research Facilities: FY 2007, detailed statistical tables.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012