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Industrial hygiene training program, Colorado State University.

Authors
Blehm-KD
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :1-15
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20025110
Abstract
The original inception of this program was in 1973 with the first NIOSH funding in 1975. This progress report covers the period of July, 1997 through June, 2002. During this period there were 44 graduates of the program - at the MS and PhD levels. An additional 32 students graduated at the as level and are currently practicing in an aspect of industrial hygiene. Even though the as program is not part of this funding, the affiliation of this NIOSH TPG in a comprehensive department offering degrees at all levels allows synergies to exist between the faculty and students leading to internships, research projects and employment in the field at the as level. We have also recruited. particularly bright and 11l0tivated as students into the graduate program. Over 90% of , all program graduates at all levels are currently-practicing comprehensive industrial hygiene or in aspects of industrial hygiene. Over the reporting period there were 122 applicants to the graduate program; 67 were extended admission and 35 students enrolled; resulting in a demand of slightly less than 2:1 for desired admission, and resulting in 56% of admitted students actually enrolling. The most often cited reason for not accepting admission was choice of a school in a geographically desirable (near family, for example) area followed closely by financial constraints. The difference in numbers enrolled and graduated were due to students in the program at time that this reporting period began. Program graduates produced forty-four theses or dissertations, and program graduates in combination with program faculty generated 28 refereed publications, three book chapters, four full proceedings, four abstracted proceedings, and three government publications. An additional seven papers are in stages of review or revision. In total, the grant period was an extremely productive one with high quality students being graduated and preferentially employed; and with very good contributions to the scientific' body of knowledge as a result of the programs of study.
Keywords
Education; Educational-resource-centers; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygienists; Training
Contact
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2004-106173
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-CCT-810435
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO
Performing Organization
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
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