In 2007 the number of US students enrolling in graduate programs in either science or engineering rose by 3.3 percent, nearly double the increase from the previous year, according to new data collected by The National Science Foundations Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS). Science programs, excluding engineering, saw a rise of 2.4 percent and added the most students in absolute numbers.
Foreign students studying science or engineering in the United States rose by 4.6 percent, though the hard numbers remain below a 2002 record. Full-time enrollments by foreign students went up 8.3 percent.
“The numbers indicate the potential strength of the future [science and engineering] workforce,” said project officer Julia Oliver, who managed the survey and oversaw the report for SRS’s Human Resources Statistics Program. “The report consistently draws intense interest.”
(11/21/2006) 40 million Americans use the internet as their primary source of news and information about science according to a new study by the Pew Internet Project and the Exploratorium, a museum based in San Francisco. The study also reports that 87 percent of adult internet users said they have used the internet to do science research.
(06/29/2006) A new study found that there is a general lack of consensus when it comes to teaching students about human interaction with the environment.
(03/13/2006) A new study out of Cornell University suggests that environmentalism is born in children who are exposed to nature before the age of 11.