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Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success

By James Speight

CRC Press – 2014 – 232 pages

Series: Chemical Industries

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Description

This book focuses on methods to improve the education of science and engineering students so that they are well prepared for careers in either the academic or nonacademic world. The author offers ways for university faculty to adapt accordingly and teach a broader range of skills, the willingness to participate in teamwork, technical proficiency, adaptability, and versatility within the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. The book covers ways to provide a broader exposure to experiences desired by both academic employers and non-university employers so that students are prepared for an increasingly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and global job market.

Contents

Scientists and Engineers

The Nature of Science and Engineering

Scientific Disciplines

Engineering Disciplines

The Scientist and Engineer as a Team Player

Economic and Environmental Impact of Science and Engineering

References

Education of Scientists and Engineers

Education in Europe

Education in North America

Education in Asia

Education on Other Countries

Accreditation Programs

Information Exchange

A Multidisciplinary World

Continuing Professional Education

Evaluating Scientists and Engineers

References

Professional Societies and Communities

Scientific Societies

Engineering Societies

Professional Qualifications

Codes of Ethics

Intellectual Property and Its Role in Education

References

Gaps in Knowledge

Pre-University Education

Undergraduate Education

Post-Graduate Degrees

Aligning Science and Engineering

References

Bridging the Gap

Science for Engineers

Engineering for Scientists

The Missing Links

A Multidisciplinary Approach

References

The Complete Scientist and Engineer

Diversification

Motivation

Interpersonal Skills

Literary Communication

Theoretical Knowledge to Practical Experience

Working on a Team

References

Epilog

Getting the Best out of Scientists and Engineers

Achievements and Recognition

Criteria for Success

References

Glossary

Index

Name: Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By James Speight. This book focuses on methods to improve the education of science and engineering students so that they are well prepared for careers in either the academic or nonacademic world. The author offers ways for university faculty to adapt accordingly and teach...
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