The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2024.

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2024

March 13, 2024
The global competitiveness of the United States is supported through the nation’s STEM talent, R&D-driven discovery, and translation of knowledge into the economy and society through innovation. The United States is the largest performer of R&D, but the overall balance of global science and engineering resources and activity continues a long-term shift toward other areas of the world.

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Federal Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection (FedCASIC) Workshops

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Association for Institutional Research (AIR) 2024 Forum

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