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This report describes how to improve the effectiveness of the federal role in international Science and Engineering (S&E) based on relevant policy documents and reports and a wide range of different perspectives. The contents of the book are divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, "Introduction," includes "Process for Developing the Task Force Report." Chapter 2, "The Context for International S&E Activities," discusses "Increasing Globalization"; "Growing Significance of Science and Engineering in the Global Context"; "Shifting World S&E Capabilities"; "International Education and Mobility of Scientists and Engineers"; "21st Century Problems Needing Global S&E Solutions"; "U.S. Governmental Collaborations in International S&E Research and Education"; and "Coordination of U.S. Government Supported International S&E Activities." Chapter 3, "Problems, Challenges, and Recommendations," presents topics that include: "Coordination of the U.S. Government's International S&E Activities"; "Enhancing and Expanding U.S. International S&E Research and Education"; and "Foreign Policy and Global Problem Solving." Chapter 4 contains the conclusion. Appendices include: (1) "Charge to Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering"; (2) "Summary of Task Force Hearings"; (3) "List of Contributors to the Report"; and (4) "Acronyms and Abbreviations." (Contains 73 references.) (YDS)

Descriptors: Economics, Engineering, Global Approach, Policy, Problem Solving, Science Education, Sciences

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