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Report Asks Colleges to Plug A Leaky People Pipeline

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Science  30 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5624, pp. 1353
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5624.1353a

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The federal government needs to take action on several fronts to guarantee an adequate supply of U.S. scientific workers, according to a new report by the National Science Board. The quickest payoff, the report says, could come from efforts by universities to bolster retention rates among undergraduates who declare an interest in earning science and engineering degrees.