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Title Challenges in chemistry graduate education : a workshop summary / Committee on Challenges in Chemistry Graduation Education, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (x, 86 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The nature of challenge -- Goals of chemistry graduate education -- Skills taught in chemistry graduate education -- Structure of chemistry graduate education -- Suggested ideas to change chemistry graduate education and skills to benefit students -- References -- Appendixes
Summary Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure. Pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are drastically paring back their research divisions to reduce costs. Chemical companies are opening new R & D facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of growing markets and trained workforces there. Universities, especially public universities, are under significant fiscal constraints that threaten their ability to hire new faculty members. Future federal funding of chemical research may be limited as the federal budget tightens. All of these trends have major consequences for the education of chemistry graduate students in U.S. universities. To explore and respond to these intensifying pressures, the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology held a workshop in Washington, D.C., on January 23-24, 2012, entitled "Graduate Education in Chemistry in the Context of a Changing Environment."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under award number CHE-1147410, and by the National Institutes of Health under award number N01-OD-4-2139, TO#273
Subject Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- United States
Chemistry -- Vocational guidance.
Chemistry -- education
Education, Graduate -- trends
Chemistry, Pharmaceutical -- education
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General.
Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Graduate)
Chemistry -- Vocational guidance.
United States
United States.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education.
LC no. 2012288599
ISBN 9780309257084