Areas of Interest
NCSES's mission focuses on six core areas of interest related to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. Explore each topic and associated information below.
Science and Engineering Workforce
We are the leading authority on scientists and engineers, including demographics, training, employment, and career paths.
Research and Development
We provide insight into the nation’s R&D performance and funding.
Higher Education Research and Development
We are the principal supplier of information on R&D expenditures within higher education institutions in the United States.
Government Funding for Science and Engineering
We are the primary source of information on federal and state government funding in support of science and engineering activities across various sectors.
We track the condition of STEM education in the United States through empirical data collection, research, and reporting.