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    Science-Engineering Job Market Improves in March and April

    Job seekers in scientific and engineering fields found the market for their skills improving over the past 2 months, according to data released today by The Conference Board. Not only did the number of online job ads in April increase for these occupations, but in March the number of unemployed job-seekers in most of these… Read More
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    Computer Science, Engineering Job Ads Increase in November

    In November 2009, the number of online job ads increased for computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, while opportunities for other science and related jobs remained flat or decreased. The cohort of unemployed science and engineering job-hunters generally declined, however, which at least made their task of finding a job no worse than be… Read More
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    Posted Science and Engineering Jobs Continued to Decline in October

    The number of online employment ads for scientists and engineers continued to decline in October, reflecting overall weakness in the U.S. job market. In some cases these losses were offset by declining numbers of job-seekers, according to a monthly index of online opportunities compiled (with seasonal adjustments) by The Conference Board, a private… Read More
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    Online Ads Gain for Math, Science, Engineering Jobs

    The number of online job ads increased in May compared to April, according to the Conference Board, with among the largest increases noted for jobs in computer and mathematical science. Engineering and architecture job ads, and ads for jobs in other fields of science, also increased in May. The Conference Board is an independent business-research… Read More
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    Public Health, the Hot New Major

    Today’s front page of the Washington Post (free registration required) notes the increasing popularity of public health courses, all involving science in one way or another, among undergraduates. The story cites a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities that showed that 16 percent of the group’s 837 member… Read More
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    NSF Releases 2006 Doctorates Data

    National Science Foundation has posted a page in its Science and Engineering Statistics section to request revised tables from its 2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates. The note at the top of the page says, "SRS (Division of Science Resources Statistics) will be releasing revised tables from the 2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) for the… Read More
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    NSF Promises to Release Missing Doctorates Data

    Last week, we reported on this blog that that National Science Foundation has stopped reporting data on numbers of minorities earning doctorates in some scientific specialties if those numbers fall below a certain threshold. NSF told us yesterday they plan to release the missing data, including those in its latest survey. The Survey of Earned… Read More
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    NSF Witholding Some Data on Ethnic Minority Doctorates

    From Inside Higher Ed we learn that National Science Foundation has stopped reporting data on numbers of minorities earning doctorates in some scientific specialties, if those numbers fall below a certain threshold. The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual survey of doctoral awardees conducted for NSF and five other federal agencies by the… Read More
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    More Masters Degree Opportunities, but for Whom?

    While our lead article this week discusses the question asked by many undergrads, "Should I Do a Ph.D.?", many bachelors-degree grads are already jumping at the chance to do a masters degree. The New York Times this week delves into dual explosions in masters degrees, both in the numbers of students enrolled in masters programs… Read More