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GSA Survey Results

Student Status 20002

Work Issues      Collider Statistics      D0 Statistics      CDF Statistics      Fixed Target Statistics      Health Insurance Issues     

Much thanks to the 114 graduate students who answered the survey!
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Work Issues

What experiments are the graduate students working on?

Experiment Number of entries
CDF 54 (47%)
D0 35 (31%)
Other 25 (22%)

Of Other: Number of entries
E799/E832 KTev 8
E815 NuTev 4
E872 DONUT 2
E781 SELEX 2
E871 Hyper CP 2
831 FOCUS 2
Beams Beams 2
E835 Charmonium 1
E897 BTev 1
E898 BooNE 1
CMS CMS 1
Muon Coll Muon Coll 1

Time spent as a graduate student / TOTAL time expected

How many years have you been a graduate student?
3.0 +- 1.6
See plot

How many years do you expect to be a grad student?
5.5 +- 1.2
See plot and 2-D plot of "years spent" vs. years expected"

Are you located in Fermilab?

Yes, more than 6 months 51%
Yes, less than 6 months 22%
No 27%

Collider Statistics (89 responses)

CDF 54 (61%)
D0 35 (39%)

If you are a collider student, which are you working on:
(not exclusive categories)

Working on upgrade hardware 57
Working on upgrade software 49
Not working on upgrade 16

How many collider students are working on both upgrade hardware and software?

Working on run I thesis 37 (42%)
Working on run II thesis 29 (33%)
Thesis will be run II 17 (19%)
Unspecified which thesis 6 (6%)

If you are a collider student, how much time are you dedicating to upgrade?

Full Time 21 (24%)
3/4 Time 19 (21%)
1/2 Time 14 (16%)
1/4 Time 16 (18%)
No Time 12 (13%)
Not Specified 7 (8%)

CDF Statistics (54 responses)

If you are a CDF student, what are your upgrade activities?
(not exclusive categories)

Working on upgrade hardware 32
Working on upgrade software 29
Not working on upgrade 12

How many CDF students are working on both upgrade hardware and software?

19 (35%)

CDF Theses

Working on run I thesis 25 (46%)
Working on run II thesis 21 (39%)
Thesis will be run II 8 (15%)
Unspecified which thesis 0 (0%)

If you are a CDF student, how much time are you dedicating to upgrade?

Full Time
7 (13%)
3/4 Time 13 (24%)
1/2 Time 7 (13%)
1/4 Time 12 (22%)
No Time 8 (15%)
Not Specified 7 (13%)

D0 Statistics (35 Responses)

If you are a D0 student, what are your upgrade activities:
(not exclusive categories)

Working on upgrade hardware
25
Working on upgrade software 20
Not working on upgrade 4

How many D0 students are working on both upgrade hardware and software?

14 (40%)

D0 Theses

Working on run I thesis 12 (34%)
Working on run II thesis 8 (29%)
Thesis will be run II 9 (26%)
Unspecified which thesis 6 (11%)

If you are a D0 student, how much time are you dedicating to upgrade?

Full Time
14 (40%)
3/4 Time 6 (17%)
1/2 Time 7 (20%)
1/4 Time 4 (11.5%)
No Time 4 (11.5%)
Not Specified 0 (0%)

Fixed Target Statistics (25 Responses)

Fixed Target Experiments Number of entries
E799/E832 KTev 8
E815 NuTev 4
E872 DONUT 2
E781 SELEX 2
E871 Hyper CP 2
E831 FOCUS 2
Beams Beams 2
E835 Charmonium 1
E897 BTev 1
E898 BooNE 1
CMS CMS 1
Muon Coll Muon Coll 1

How much time are you dedicating to a thesis ?

Full Time
6 (24%)
3/4 Time 7 (28%)
1/2 Time 5 (20%)
1/4 Time 2 (8%)
No Time 0 (0%)
Not Specified 4 (16%)

How much time are you dedicating to another harware or sofware project ?

Full Time
0 (0%)
3/4 Time 1 (4%)
1/2 Time 5 (20%)
1/4 Time 6 (24%)
No Time 9 (36(%)
Not Specified 4 (16%)

Where is your data coming from for your thesis ?

Previous run 20 (80%)
Main Injector Era 1 (4%)
Not Specified 4 (16%)

Health Insurance Issues

Do you have health insurance?

At university 74 (65%)
Local to Fermilab 19 (17%)
No 2 (2%)
Other 6 (5%)
Not specified 13 (11%)

Are you located at Fermilab?

Yes, more than 6 months 51%
Yes, less than 6 months 22%
No 27%

Do you know what to do in case of an accident?

Yes 80 (70%)
Not Specified 2 (2%)
No 32 (28%)

Do you pay for your own insurance?

Yes, less than $50/month 31 (27%)
Yes, more than $50/month 30 (26%)
Yes, more than $100/month 11 (10%)
Not Specified 2 (2%)
No 40 (35%)

IF YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE IS LOCAL (17%)

If your coverage is local, do you know what to do in case of an accident?

Yes 14 (74%)
No 5 (26%)

If it is local, how much do you pay?

Less than 50$ 7 (37%)
More than 50$ 6 (32%)
More than 100$ 5 (26%)
Not Specified 0 (0%)
Nothing 1 (5%)

IF YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE IS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY (65%)

If your coverage is at your university, do you know what to do in case of an accident?

Yes 50 (67%)
Not Specified 1 (1%)
No 23 (32%)

If it is at your university, how much do you pay?

Less than 50$ 17 (23%)
More than 50$ 22 (30%)
More than 100$ 4 (5%)
Not Specified 1 (1%)
Nothing 31 (42%)

If it is at university, would you prefer local treatment?

Yes 36 (49%)
Not Specified 13 (17%)
No 25 (34%)

If it is at university, have you ever refrained from getting treatment because it would mean returning to your university?

Yes 20 (27%)
Not Specified 12 (16%)
No 42 (57%)

IN FNAL MORE THAN 6 MONTHS A YEAR (51%)

29% of the people who live at Fermilab have health coverage at their institutions.

If coverage is at university and you live at Fermilab for more than 6 months a year, would you prefer local treatment?

Yes 19 (79%)
Not Specified 1 (4%)
No 4 (17%)

If it is at university and you live at Fermilab for more than 6 months a year, have you ever refrained from getting treatment because it would mean returning to your university?

Yes 15 (63%)
Not Specified 1 (4%)
No 8 (33%)

IN FNAL LESS THAN 6 MONTHS A YEAR (22%)

If coverage is at university and you live at Fermilab for less than 6 months a year, would you prefer local treatment?

Yes 5 (42%)
Not Specified 3 (25%)
No 4 (33%)

If it is at university and you live at Fermilab for less than 6 months a year, have you ever refrained from getting treatment because it would mean returning to your university?

Yes 1 (8%)
Not Specified 3 (25%)
No 8 (67%)

NOT IN FNAL (27%)

If coverage is at university and you are not located at Fermilab, would you prefer local treatment?

Yes 4 (25%)
Not Specified 4 (25%)
No 8 (50%)

If it is at university and you are not located at Fermilab, have you ever refrained from getting treatment because it would mean returning to your university?

Yes 1 (6%)
Not Specified 4 (25%)
No 11 (69%)

We remind you that we will not give out the identities of any students who answered the survey.


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