Scientists and Engineers Are Plentiful; the Problem Lies With Their Jobs

For as long as most people can remember, at least as far back as the Sputnik launch in 1957, Americans have feared that their nation's colleges weren't giving companies enough good scientists and engineers.

But in fact, the number of talented college graduates in the sciences is "quite in excess of the demand," said Harold Salzman, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. In a new paper, he and a colleague argue that the real problem is at the employment end