Recent study reveals regional concentration of scientists and engineers in the United States

Aug 20, 2013
Recent study reveals regional concentration of scientists and engineers in the United States
California, Texas and New York account for more than one-fourth of all U.S. scientists and engineers. Credit: Thinkstock

According to a recently published report by the National Science Foundation, science and engineering (S&E) employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states. Further, several major metropolitan areas within these states account for the highest S&E employment.

California, Texas and New York together account for more than one-fourth of all S&E , and cities in California—Santa Clara, Los Angeles and San Diego—together account for one in 10 of the total S&E employees nationwide. The of Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts and Ohio make up a significant portion of S&E employment as well.

S&E expertise is an integral part of a region's capacity to innovate because of the scientists' and engineers' high skill levels, creative ideas and contributions to scientific knowledge and to research and development.

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More information: www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13330/

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not rated yet Aug 21, 2013
The states with the most people have the most scientists and engineers. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a surprise to us or not. This might be the worst article I've read on phys.org. Typically they're poorly written or very slanted but this doesn't have anything.