Contact: Deborah Wing
National Science Foundation
Caption: From 2010 to 2011, growth in part-time graduate enrollment (1.6 percent) outpaced that of full-time enrollment (0.5 percent) for the first time since 2005. The image shows Kelley Stewart, a doctoral student working in the Advanced Experimental Thermofluid Engineering Research Lab at Virginia Tech, looking into a left ventricular simulator tank.
Credit: John McCormick, courtesy Virginia Tech
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