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NSF releases updated tools for profiling US state trends in science and engineering

January 18, 2024

NSF recently released updates on two ways of profiling trends in science and engineering at the state level: Science and Engineering State Profiles and Science & Engineering Indicators.

The Science and Engineering State Profiles is an interactive website providing access to state-level data on science and engineering (S&E) personnel and finances and state rankings. State Profiles displays up to seven selected state profiles. Data are available from surveys sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation on employed S&E doctorate holders; S&E doctorates awarded, including by major S&E fields; S&E graduate and postdoctoral students; federal research and development obligations by agency and performer; state government agency R&D expenditures; total and business R&D performance; and higher education R&D performance, including by major S&E fields. Data available from other sources include population, civilian labor force, per capita personal income, federal expenditures, patents, small business innovation research awards, and gross domestic product. All data are available for download. Data cover 2003 to present.

Data related to the Science and Engineering State Profiles series may be accessed through the Interactive Data Tool and SESTAT.

The Science & Engineering Indicators allow users to explore data for over 50 state-level S&E indicators in education, workforce, R&D, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries.

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