Who are grad students in the US

Indicators 2000 – Chapter 4: Higher Education in Science and Engineering – Graduate S&E Students and Degrees in the United States

I just got done with the TRB meeting in Washington DC. I saw my old friends from Univ. of Maryland transportation engineering program. Many of whom are still there after 7 years! I learned a lot there and I was one of only 2 Americans my first year. By contrast my mother was in Grad school in Physics (University of Chicago) in the 60s. At that time 90 percent of the students were from the US. That got the demographer in me thinking.

Ever wonder what life was like in grad school in the USA before massive Gov. funding Post WWII. What people study be race, gender, and citizenship status. When did all the international students show up. This page has some nice data with a short explanation.

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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