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Our science and engineering enterprise is only as strong as the people who work in it….”

Preparing and sustaining an educated workforce is the foundation for our nation’s leadership in science, medicine, and technology and for our global economic competitiveness. At the National Academies, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) provides government, academic, and industry leadership with analyses, insights, and recommendations designed to inform action on issues in higher education and the science and engineering workforce.  BHEW is a unit of the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Research Council...Learn more

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Research Universities and the Future of America: A National Convocation on Breakthrough Actions

On June 14, 2012, the National Research Council released its report, Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to our Nation’s Prosperity and Security. Since the report’s release, study committee members have been working with university and business partners to hold a series of nine regional meetings around the United States. Learn more about the report and regional meetings.
 
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce held a, "Research Universities and the Future of America: A National Convocation."  This conference featured presentations and discussion of the major themes and key messages that emerged from the regional meetings and identified top priorities for implementing the report's recommendations in the coming months and years.  
Learn more about the conference.
View videos of selected speakers.



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Board on Higher Education and Workforce Meeting
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Washington, DC

 

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Assuring a Future U.S.-Based Nuclear and Radiochemistry Expertise (2012) Assuring a Future U.S.-Based Nuclear and Radiochemistry Expertise (2012)
Research Universities Report CoverResearch Universities and the Future of America:  Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security (2012)
Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a SummitCommunity Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape:  Summary of a Summit (2012)
Report of a Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Report of a Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (2012)