Talent

China’s Industrial Clusters

Anna Puglisi Daniel Chou
| June 2022

China is banking on applying AI to biotechnology research in order to transform itself into a “biotech superpower.” In pursuit of that goal, it has emphasized bringing together different aspects of the development cycle to foster multidisciplinary research. This data brief examines the emerging trend of co-location of AI and biotechnology researchers and explores the potential impact it will have on this growing field.

In an opinion piece for The Hill, Research Analyst Will Hunt and CSET Alum Remco Zwetsloot argue that funding from the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETE Act isn't the only resource needed to bolster U.S. supply chains. The U.S. is in need of STEM talent to compete.

In his CSET report Research Analyst Will Hunt makes the case that even with the construction of new U.S. fabs through the CHIPS Act, a few thousand foreigns workers with semiconductor manufacturing experience will need to be hired.

Deemed by OODA Loop as one of the best policy research organizations that they track and analyze, the article gives an overview of CSET's latest brief on the U.S. retention of foreign STEM talent.

Training Tomorrow’s AI Workforce

Diana Gehlhaus Luke Koslosky
| April 2022

Community and technical colleges offer enormous potential to grow, sustain, and diversify the U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) talent pipeline. However, these institutions are not being leveraged effectively. This report evaluates current AI-related programs and the associated number of graduates. The authors find that few AI and AI-related degrees and certificates are being awarded today. They propose five recommendations to address existing challenges and harness the potential of these institutions to train tomorrow’s AI workforce.

About 77% of the roughly 178,000 international students who received a STEM PhD between 2000 and 2015 were still in the U.S. as of early 2017 according to a CSET report.

A CSET study finds that international STEM PhD students studying in the United States stay after graduation.

The Long-Term Stay Rates of International STEM PhD Graduates

Jack Corrigan James Dunham Remco Zwetsloot
| April 2022

This issue brief uses data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Doctorate Recipients to explore how many of the international students who earn STEM PhDs from U.S. universities stay in the country after graduation. The authors trace the journeys that these graduates take through the immigration system and find that most remain in the United States long after earning their degrees.

CSET's Margarita Konaev unpacks Russia's diminishing tech development as a result of tech brain drain and severed foreign partnership from its invasion of Ukraine.

If the U.S. is to succeed in semiconductor manufacturing, the recruitment of foreign-born talent to the U.S. is needed according to Research Analyst Will Hunt in an interview with the South China Morning Post.