The Division of Science Resource Studies of the National Science Foundation has recently published its third in a series of surveys of faculties at degree-granting academic institutions. ‘Young and Senior Science and Engineering Faculty, 1980’ (Nat. Sci. Found., Publ. 81–319) contains information collected from faculties at 156 institutions that had received at least $1.4 million in federal government research and development funds in 1977. The survey spanned 19 science and engineering fields and 39,760 fulltime faculty and included numerous factors concerning age, sex, race, and conditions of faculty appointments and departures. (Chem. Eng. News, Feb. 15, 1982).