Why Did They Come? Differences in College Going Among Immigrants
Friday, December 16, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Why Did They Come?
Differences in College Going Among Immigrants
Nirmala Kannankutty, Senior Social Scientist/Senior Advisor, National Science Foundation
The foreign born in Science and Engineering are far more diverse than one might assume. Some arrive as children, others complete the college abroad, while yet others complete at least some advanced training in the United States. And place of education makes a difference. What is more, their reasons for coming can be surprising and change over time.
Friday, December 16, 2011
8:30am, Light breakfast
9:00 to 10:00am Program
Georgetown University Law Center
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Dr. Nirmala Kannankutty is a Senior Social Scientist/Senior Advisor at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation. She has been responsible coordinating NSF's three science and engineering workforce surveys (i.e., SESTAT), as well as producing special projects for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on scientific workforce issues. She
earned a doctorate in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Nirmala Kannankutty and Joan Burrelli, “Why Did They Come to the United States? A Profile of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers,” http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf07324/nsf07324.pdf
Nirmala Kannankutty, Migration to the United States (Chp. 3), in S&E Indicators, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind10/
ISIM thanks the Sloan Foundation for its generous support.
When & Where
Institute for the Study of International Migration