A challenge of numbers : people in the mathematical sciences by Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

By Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

Describes the conditions and concerns situated on humans within the mathematical sciences, largely scholars and lecturers at US schools and universities. the following, traits within the mathematical sciences' most precious source - its humans - are provided narratively, graphically, and numerically as a data base for policymakers.

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At various points in the pipeline, losses occur, and students are not likely to return once they have left. After the conferral of the bachelor's degree, seven to eight years are required to complete work for the doctoral degree for those who do continue. The time required to educate a scientist or an engineer can extend to at least 15 years from the time a student first has some choice in the selection of courses in high school to the awarding of the doctoral degree. As an illustration of this lengthy and leaky process, consider the fact that of 1,000 students who were high school sophomores in 1977, only 2 will have continued in the pipeline to receive a doctoral degree in science or engineering by 1992.

As an illustration of this lengthy and leaky process, consider the fact that of 1,000 students who were high school sophomores in 1977, only 2 will have continued in the pipeline to receive a doctoral degree in science or engineering by 1992. Of these 1,000 high school sophomores, 180 were interested in science or engineering as sophomores, but by the time they were seniors only 150 were still interested. Only slightly more than half of these, 85, continued on to college with the intention of majoring in a science or engineering field.

A large share (68%) of TexPREP graduates major in science or engineering fields. TexPREP has a strong academic component, with courses in logic, algebra, engineering, computer science, physics, and technical writing. Other activities include field trips, guest speakers, and practice SAT examinations. SOURCE: Information supplied by Manuel P. Berriozabal, University of Texas at San Antonio. two-year mathematical sciences programs in the 1980 CBMS Survey and was still top-rated, along with the need to use temporary faculty for instruction, in the 1985 survey (CBMS, 1987).

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