Despite decades of professional successes, women in the sciences are still battling a persistent bias against them — and the issue is compounded for female scientists from minority communities.

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment.

Minorities’ poor access to science, technology, engineering and math education makes it a critical civil rights concern, a new report says.

The Academy's report demonstrates that while there are sufficient numbers of graduates in STEM, employers still report difficulty in filling STEM jobs.

What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change?

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Telling Our Story Through Data: ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill State STEM & Innovation Report Cards 2015

Now in its15th year of publication, ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill™ State STEM Report Cards series illustrates the importance of scientific and engineering research and STEM Education to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, competitiveness, our standard of living and U.S. national security.  A variety of measurements, including data from ASTRA, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), MyCollegeOptions™ and key U.S. Government statistical sources provide context to these reports.  These metrics help users compare their own state with others.  Of note for our 2015 series is the addition of STEM Job categories, earnings and demographic data by state, as well as projections of STEM Job trends by state through 2024. Download Data Sheets here.

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