News & Reports

Issues in Science and Technology: How the CHIPS and Science Act Can Deliver on Its Promises

This issue includes a series of charts showing historical and CHIPS and Science funding along with a series of perspectives from varying authors covering topics including global competition, technological leadership, regional economic growth, and more. Read more

Manufacturing Week celebrates industry while employment grows

As Manufacturing Week kicks off on Friday, Oct. 7, the U.S. Census Bureau and Manufacturing USA are providing valuable manufacturing statistics and data to help inform policymakers and businesses, while also highlighting careers in the industry. Read more 

Science & engineering graduate students and postdoctorates by state, 2016-2020 – Virginia Leads the Way

After declines in 2016 and 2017, the number of graduate students and postdoctoral appointees at the nation’s institutions of higher education increased nationally from 2018 to 2020, according to National Science Foundation (NSF) data from its Graduate Students and Post doctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) survey. However, this SSTI analysis shows considerable variation among the states over the five-year period from 2016 to 2020. Read

Public perceptions of science & technology and higher education explored in recent reports

Two recent studies explored public perceptions of science and technology and higher education in the United States. The first study from the NSF National Science Board explores public perceptions and awareness of science and technology among American adults, and a separate report from New America analyzes attitudes on higher education, with a particular interest in the transition to online instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

NSF: Science and Engineering State Profiles

Updated data for Science and Engineering State Profiles are now available. This product provides state-level rankings and totals of science and engineering data for the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico Read more