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Patterns and Projections of High Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline Using a Common Impact Threshold

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt86_PaP_of_HTFlooding.pdf

Provides estimates for height and frequency of high tide flooding up to the beginning of the 22nd Century.  Cites Norfolk as one of the most vulnerable areas and predicts daily high tide flooding under an intermediate scenario by 2100.  From the National Ocean Service.

 

Border Security: Analysis of Vulnerabilities Identified by Frontline Agents

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/border-security_-analysis-of-vulnerabilities-identified-by-frontline-agents

Committee staff report analyzing information collected from frontline Customs and Border Protection agents on southwest border vulnerabilities and how to correct them.  Calls for better technology, more personnel, and improved equipment as highest priorities rather than a border wall.  From the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority staff.

 

Federally Funded R&D Centers Continue Increase to $19.2 Billion in R&D Spending in FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsf18301/nsf18301.pdf

Provides information on research and development spending at the 42 federally funded centers in the U.S. including total spending, sources of funding, and expenditures at specific centers.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/gradpostdoc/2016/

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Draft Interagency Report on Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://csrc.nist.gov/CSRC/media/Publications/nistir/8200/draft/documents/nistir8200-draft.pdf

Describes five IoT technology application areas and the status of international cybersecurity standards in these areas.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Full-Time Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Grow in 2016 Due to Increased Enrollment by Foreign Students on Temporary Visas

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsf18307/nsf18307.pdf

Finds that enrollment in graduate science and engineering courses continues to increase due to foreign student enrollments, while full-time graduate enrollment in such programs by U.S. citizens declined for the fifth consecutive year.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

2018 Science and Engineering Indicators

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/assets/nsb20181.pdf

Offers statistics on science and engineering education at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels, the science and engineering labor force, research and development trends in the U.S. and the world, academic and industry research, public understanding and support for sci-tech, and invention/innovation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018434.pdf

Examines the rate at which students change majors and how it varies depending on degree program and field of study.  Math and natural sciences majors were the most likely to change after their initial declaration.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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