phds org 300HENDERSON, Ky. (04/03/2013) – An online program first designed more than 15 years ago aims to help students develop an appropriate education path based on their personal goals continues to develop.
 
PhDs.org offers visitors more than just educational research, it also provides a place where people can search for jobs and gain from the experience of other students who have provided “student interviews” for the website.
 
Victoria Baker, who helped develop the project, told SurfKY in an email that she expects the site will continue to grow as time passes.
 
PhDs.org was originally created by with the help of a number of students from the Math Department at Dartmouth College. The site was made possible by the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a Burke Research Initiation Award from Dartmouth College,” Baker said in her email. “The resource was created as part of our project’s larger mission to build a comprehensive resource with information that can’t be found elsewhere on the web. With the competitive nature of higher education and a plethora of graduate programs across the United States, we identified the need to help compile and sort through all this information. Working with the National Center for Education Statistics, we plan to continually research and update the database, as these education programs change frequently.
 
“We began the PhDs.org project in 1997 and we continually strive to add more data and update what we already have to be more useful to the online world users. When updating our data, we gather the information directly from the schools and we make sure that we update it regularly, to ensure that we are providing the best and most accurate information to our frequent visitors,” she added.

According to the website, past webmasters have included Albin Jones, Dartmouth College Ph.D. '99; Adam Clayton, Dartmouth '00; Jun Shen, Dartmouth '98; Michael Pryor, Dartmouth '98; and Dave Santoro, Dartmouth '98.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Muhlenberg Job Corps Celebrates #27 Ranking

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) — The staff and students of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center are extremely proud to… Read More

Health Department Food Scores Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The Hopkins County Health Department recently released the following reports of food… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6299

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5668

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 4490

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 4117

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3778

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10392

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7360

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 6299

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 4490

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1098

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1055

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1021

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 914

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 853

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 823

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 750

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 599

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones