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Science, Engineering and Technology in the United States
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Editors: Steven H. Wilson
Book Description:
The distinction between science, engineering and technology is not always clear. Science is the reasoned investigation or study of phenomena, aimed at discovering enduring principles among elements of the phenomenal world by employing formal techniques such as the scientific method. Technologies are not usually exclusively products of science, because they have to satisfy requirements such as utility, usability and safety.

Engineering is the goal-oriented process of designing and making tools and systems to exploit natural phenomena for practical human means, often (but not always) using results and techniques from science. The development of technology may draw upon many fields of knowledge, including scientific, engineering, mathematical, linguistic, and historical knowledge, to achieve some practical result.

Technology is often a consequence of science and engineering — although technology as a human activity precedes the two fields. For example, science might study the flow of electrons in electrical conductors, by using already-existing tools and knowledge. This new-found knowledge may then be used by engineers to create new tools and machines, such as semiconductors, computers, and other forms of advanced technology. In this sense, scientists and engineers may both be considered technologists; the three fields are often considered as one for the purposes of research and reference.

This new book presents recent information about science, engineering and technology in the United States.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce;pp. 1-36
(Jeffrey J. Kuenzi)

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Status and Issues;pp. 37-68
(Christine M. Matthews)

The U.S. Science and Technology Workforce;pp. 69-89
(Deborah D. Stine and Christine M. Matthews)

Science and Engineering Labor Force;pp. 91-315

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 334 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-301-6
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
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EP Editorial Production
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