Multiplex Career Trajectories of Federally Supported Doctoral Trainees

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Monica Gaughan, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
The federal government supports the majority of doctoral STEM training either directly or indirectly. Entry in to an academic research career remains the preference for the majority of both faculty directors and doctoral students. Recent policy attention has been brought to the fact that the majority of STEM doctoral scientists ultimately work outside of academic science. In this research, I use a sample of federally-supported doctoral level scientists to investigate the variety of career trajectories taken after the graduate degree.