The fifth census of graduate research students in chemistry, 1928

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<ul><li><p>THE FIFTH CENSUS OF GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS IN CHEMISTRY, 1928 </p><p>CLARENCE J. WEST AND CALLIE HULL, RESEARCR INPORMATION SERVICE, NATIONAL RESEARC~ Cowcn, WASHINGTON, D. C. </p><p>The Census of Graduate Research Students in Chemistry, 1928, con- tinues the annual compilation which was first issued in 1924.' It is in- teresting to note the steady growth in the number of students in American universities who are undertaking research in the various fields of chemistry: 1700 in 1924, 1763 in 1925, 1882 in 1926, 1934 in 1927, 2071 in 1928. Ap- parently no one field of chemistry has made any special stride in the number of men whom i t interests, as all of them fluctuate from year to year. Prac- tically the same number of universities report annually. One hundred and thiiy-seven are represented in the 1928 compilation, though 19 of these have only reported members of the faculty engaged in chemical re- search. </p><p>This year the name of the Head of the Department of Chemistry (Table I) is again included; this list should prove a useful guide, and should also serve as an authority for the statistics. </p><p>TABLE I1 </p><p>NUMBER orr GRADUATE STUDENTS ENGAGED IN RESEARCH IN VARIOUS FIELDS OR CHEMISTRY </p><p>1928 1927 1928 1925 1924 Subject Total M D P Tofal Total Total Total </p><p>General and Physical 406 183 223 218 430 343 332 240 Colloid 86 31 55 31 79 58 77 69 Catalysis 27 9 18 24 28 31 33 51 Subatomic and Radio 18 6 12 14 21 21 27 20 Electra-inorganic 25 12 13 17 21 32 42 38 Electra-organic 13 10 3 13 11 13 14 18 PhotoehemistryandPhotography 22 5 17 17 25 25 19 24 Inorganic 124 55 69 62 116 109 86 101 Analytical 96 50 46 82 75 54 44 71 Metallurgical 22 16 6 18 21 34 28 38 Organic 668 300 368 222 570 475 430 422 Physiological 146 70 76 110 134 207 196 172 Pharmacological 11 2 9 19 7 14 20 30 Pharmaceutical 16 9 7 14 14 21 39 20 Sanitary 30 20 10 8 25 11 12 9 Nutrition 52 24 28 28 58 51 76 48 Food 52 29 23 24 27 37 49 35 Agricultural 111 42 59 76 89 72 55 91 Industrial and Engineering 156 97 59 92 1 274 184 203 </p><p>- - - - - - - Totals 2071 970 1101 1089 1934 1882 1763 1700 </p><p>Zanetti, Ind. Eng. Chem., 16, 402 (1924). Norris, If id. , 17, 755 (1925). West and Hull, THE JOURNAL, 4, 909 (July, 1927); 5, 882 Uuly, 1928). </p></li><li><p>VOL. 6, NOS. 7 AND 8 PIFTR CENSUS OF RESEARCH STUDENTS 1339 </p><p>I t should be mentioned that in Tables I1 and 111, while a column is given to the faculty, the numbers given there are not included in the totals, as those numbers refer only to the graduate students, and are comparable with the totals for the previous years. </p><p>An effort has again been made to eliminate the counting of one person more than once. However, it is not always possible to detect such errors of listing, and the compilation is offered with the hope that, in the future, the heads of the chemical departments will see that this interpretation is strictly followed. </p><p>TABLE 111 Nonrssn OF GRADUATE STUDENTS DOING CHEHICAL RESEARCH, BY STATES </p><p>1928 1927 1926 1925 1924 State Total M D F Total Total Total Total </p><p>Alabama 8 8 0 8 10 5 3 11 Arizona 4 3 1 9 4 3 6 3 Arkansas 6 6 0 8 2 2 0 2 California* 68 31 37 36 106 91 120 118 Colorado 24 11 13 10 23 25 26 26 Connecticut 48 9 39 27 32 57 60 55 Delaware 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 District of Columbia 35 20 15 18 36 17 15 10 Florida 8 8 0 6 10 7 5 4 Georgia 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 4 Hawaii 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 Idaho 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 Illinois 286 102 184 78 250 241 203 175 Indiana 54 32 22 21 48 18 20 26 Iowa 177 75 102 48 174 140 125 104 Kansas 32 23 9 25 49 22 23 3 Kentucky 7 7 0 5 2 6 13 12 Louisiana 25 25 0 17 30 20 20 18 Maine 3 3 0 7 2 2 5 10 Maryland 62 17 45 22 52 47 43 39 Massachusetts 108 44 64 82 101 197 180 189 Michigan 56 26 30 20 86 84 66 48 Minnesota 82 28 54 69 43 46 6 94 Mississippi 3 3 0 5 2 2 0 1 Missouri 66 42 24 48 60 57 37 52 Nebraska 31 24 7 14 27 25 21 21 Nevada 1 1 0 3 2 2 3 3 New Hampshire 2 2 0 1 . 1 1 0 3 New Jersey 52 20 32 44 50 30 18 24 New Mexico 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 New York 279 95 184 126 208 265 214 200 North Carolina 29 13 16 17 34 23 25 14 North Dakota 1 1 0 2 3 1 8 3 Ohio 116 57 59 48 131 123 118 85 Oklahoma 15 15 0 6 9 11 13 15 Oregon 6 6 0 4 6 5 9 8 </p></li></ul>