SR4 – About Us – Mission and Values

SHPE Boston believes that the New England region, and in particular, the Boston area, is a premier place in the United States to cultivate and develop Latino talent for careers in science and engineering for three reasons.

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U.S. Latino Population

  • 16.3% of the U.S. population in 2010
  • 14.8% of the U.S. civilian labor force in 2010

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Latino Population

  • 6.8% of the population in 2000
  • 9.6% of the population in 2010
  • Projected 13.1% of the population by 2020

 

U.S. Latinos in Science and Engineering

  • 4.9% of employed S&E professionals in 2008
  • 8.8% of S&E bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2010
  • 5.3% of S&E master’s degrees awarded in 2010
  • 3.6% of S&E doctoral degrees awarded in 2010

 

Latino Science and Engineering graduates in Massachusetts, 2009

  • 1,680 S&E Bachelors
  • 446 S&E Graduates
  • 107 S&E Doctorates

 

MA is one of the top 8 states in the country for S&E occupations

  • Provides 3.7% of national S&E workforce since 2003
  • Other key S&E states include California, Texas, New York, Virginia, Florida, Ohio and New Jersey

 

MA Science and Engineering Industries

  • MIT Impact:
    • Est. 6,900 MIT alumni firms based in MA
    • Generate $164 billion in worldwide sales
    • 38% of companies founded MIT graduates are based in MA are software, biotech, and electronics companies
  • Key Industries
    • IT: 10,300 firms and over 178,000 workers in 2009; 50,000 employed outside the core IT sectors in 2009
    • Defense: 115,562 jobs in 2009
    • Biotech/Life Sciences: 100,000 employees, not including employment opportunities outside the sector
    • Massachusetts Robotics Cluster

 

Source: (1)   U.S. Census Bureau. Release Date, May 5, 2011 and May 2001 (2)   National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations of U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey, 2001–10 (3)   University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, Economic and Public Policy Research report “The IT Industry: Hub of the Massachusetts Technology Economy” published November 2009 (4)   University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, Economic and Public Policy Research report “The Defense Industry in Massachusetts: Current Profile and Economic Significance” published December 2010 (5)   University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, Life Sciences Talent Initiative, “Growing Talent: Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Industry,” published November 2008 (6)    “Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT,” Edward B. Roberts and Charles Eesley, MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2009 (7)   U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Summary File 1, tables PCT12H, PCT12I, PCT12J, PCT12K, PCT12L, PCT12M, PCT12N, and PCT12O; (http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/doc/sf1.pdf) (8)   Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, Last Modified Date: June 07, 2013; (http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cpseea13.htm) (9)   U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey, 2001–10; National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 2010; (http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13327/content.cfm?pub_id=4266&id=2) (10)  The U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Recent, Current, and Projected Employment, Wages, and Unemployment, by John F. Sargent Jr., Specialist in Science and Technology Policy, May 6, 2013; (https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43061.pdf); Congressional Research Service, 7-5700, www.crs.gov, R43061

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