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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
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Theirs Choose Ph.Ds, Ours Choose Baseball Caps Worn
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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 declined.