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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Theirs Choose Ph.Ds, Ours Choose Baseball Caps Worn Backwards and Baggy Pants
The number of foreign nationals enrolling in U.S. engineering colleges is increasing significantly - by 18.6%
at the freshman level and by 14.7% at the graduate level from 2000 to 2001 - according to the Engineering
Workforce Commission. Total enrollment is up 5% from 2000 to 2001, which means U.S. citizens continue to decline
in percentage of engineering students. Overall female enrollment has dropped from 18.9% to 18.3% at the freshman
level, but has increased at the master's level from 10.0% to 10.3%. Bioengineering, computer and general
engineering enrollment is up, electrical engineering remained level, and chemical engineering enrollment has