RTI To Track Trends in Science, Engineering, Health-Related Fields
Posted April 21, 2006 7:36 a.m. EDT
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International
will assist the National Science Foundation in tracking trends among graduate student enrollments for post-graduate work in science, engineering and health-related fields.
The five-year contract with the NSF is worth nearly $6 million.
RTI will redesign and then conduct an annual survey of graduate and post-doctorate students for the NSF.
"Collecting this information, allows the National Science Foundation, policy makers and researchers to monitor trends and shifts in graduate enrollment and postdoctoral appointments across the United States," said Dan Pratt, RTI's project director for the study.
The NSF has conducted the study since 1966.