nsf report

From Science:

The Science and Engineering Indicators report, published every two years by the National Science Board (which governs the National Science Foundation), was released in early February. This report covers trends and statistics, such as education, careers, and populations, in science and engineering fields. Science magazine published a snapshot summary of the report, highlighting the fact that those who teach elementary science tend to be novices and that science receives only 40% of the time given to math. Engineering instruction in elementary schools is almost nonexistent, with only 4% of elementary school teachers feeling very confident tackling the subject. Science’s summary also examines the changes in the math and science workforce in the United States and the number of authors of scientific papers from U.S. universities.