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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Title IX Policy Summit
NAS Building
Washington, DC
10/08/2015

2015 Fall Committee Meeting
Keck Center
Washington, DC
11/3-11/5/2015


Past Events

2015 Spring Committee Meeting
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
6/2-6/3/2015

A Conversation with Claude Steele
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
6/2/2015
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2014 Committee Meeting
Keck Center
Washington, DC
11/3-11/5/2014

2014 Committee Meeting
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
6/18-20/2014
 

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia - Summary of a Conference Report Dissemination Event
NAS 125

2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418
5/1/2014
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Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202.334.1737
Fax: 202.334.2290
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Women in Science and Engineering Statistics

We have complied this directory of statistical sources to serve as a resource for discussions of women in science and engineering. Although these data highlight the success women have had in increasing the number of degrees earned by women in science and engineering, it also shows how this success has yet to be completely translated into the S&E workforce.As with all data, it is important to look for true trends.  For example, when all the S&E disciplines are aggregated, it is easy to overlook both the advances in education attainment women have made in the life sciences, as well as the continuing challenges women face in some of the physical sciences and engineering fields.  To avoid this, we have tried to include data analyzed by field of study whenever possible.

 EDUCATION                                                                            

Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education
High School Graduates who Completed Advanced Science and Mathematics Courses by AP Exam Registration (2012) 
See Full Report: NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2014
Percentage of Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women (2013) UPDATED 


Undergraduate

Freshmen intending to major in science and engineering (1998-2012)
Freshmen intending to major in selceted science and engineering fields (1998-2012)
Earned bachelor's degrees, by field and sex (2000-2011)
Bachelor's degree in science and engineering per 1,000 individuals (2001, 2006, 2011)
Undergraduate enrollment in engineering and engineering technology programs (1997-2011)


Graduate

Earned master’s degrees, by field and sex (2000-2011)
Science and engineering graduate enrollment, by field and sex (2000-2011)
Female graduate students in science, engineering, and health at all institutions (2006-2011)
Degrees awarded by private, for-profit academic institutions by field and degree level(2011) 


Doctorate

Global PhDs Gender Gap (2010) [Interactive] NEW
Earned science and engineering doctoral degrees in selected region/country/economy, by field (2010)

Women among Physics and Astronomy faculty (2010)
African Americans and Hispanics among Physics and Astronomy Faculty (2012) UPDATED
Primary support mechanisms for science and engineering doctorate recipients (2011)
Science and engineering degrees awarded, by degree level, Carnegie institution type, and field (2011)
Earned doctoral degrees, by field, sex, and citizenship (2000-2011)
Postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients with definite commitments (Selected years, 1991-2011)  


EMPLOYMENT    
                                                                                                                                                

Total Workforce

Employed Women 16 Years and Older by Detailed Occupation (2003-2011)
Employed Scientists and Engineers, by occupation, highest degree level, and sex (2010)
Employment status and median salary of science, engineering, and health doctoral degree recipients (2008, 2009)  


Academia

Science, engineering, and health doctorate holders employed in academia by type of position, sex, and degree field (1973-2010)
Age distribution of science, engineering, and health doctorate holders in full-time faculty positions (1973-2010)
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the "Top 50" Physics Departments (2007)
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the "Top 50" Chemical Engineering Departments (2007)
Proportion of STEM faculty in sample by rank, race, and gender (2012)
Gender and race/ethnicity of full-time faculty in Graduate Department of Psychology (Table E-11-2, 1987-1988; 2010-2011)
Percentage of women receiving degrees and postdoctoral positions in the U.S. (1965-2010)
Distribution of U.S. Medical School Faculty by sex, rank, and department (2013)
Female Professors by Rank at Top 50 Departments (2002, 2007) 


Salary

Median salaries for recent U.S. science, engineering, and health doctorate recipients in postdoc and non-postdoc positions (2010)
Median annual salary of scientists and engineers employed full-time (2010)
Median annual salaries of full-time employed doctoral scientists and engineers (2010)
Employment status and median salary of science, engineering, and health doctoral degree recipients (2010)
Education status, employment status, and median salary of science, engineering, and health bachelor's degree recipients (2010)
Education status, employment status, and mean salary of science, engineering, and health master's degree recipients (2010)
Median salaries for recent science, engineering, and health doctorate recipients (2010)