Science & Engineering Indicators Resources

Science and Engineering Indicators Reports

As part of its role as an independent advisory body, the Board, by law, “. . . shall render to the President and the Congress no later than January 15 of each even numbered year, a report on indicators of the state of science and engineering in the United States.” Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators) comprises high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. Indicators is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options or recommendations.


2018 Indicators logo

Science and Engineering Indicators is the most comprehensive source of high quality federal data on the state of U.S. science and engineering in a global context.

Indicators 2016

Indicators Digest 2018 highlights important trends and data points drawn from the Science and Engineering Indicators report.


Companion Reports to Indicators

Though the main volume of Indicators is policy neutral, t\e Board authors one or more policy companion reports to Indicators. These reports draw upon the data in Indicators and may offer policy recommendations on issues of concern for national S&E research or education, in keeping with the Board's statutory responsibility to bring attention to such issues.


SEI Companion Brief NSB-2017
Companion Brief 2018 (PDF) entitled, "Our nation’s future competitiveness relies on building a STEM-capable U.S. workforce."


Policy One Pagers

One pagers on science & engineering and STEM education policy topics are derived from Science and Engineering Indicators and from the National Science Board’s companion reports and products.





VIDEOS: National Science Board members discuss science & engineering research, STEM education, and other critical topics derived from Science and Engineering Indicators.


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