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

By James Speight

CRC Press – 2014 – 192 pages

Series: Chemical Industries

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Description

This text focuses on the structure of the current educational system and describes the transformations needed to ensure the adequate education of future science and engineering students. It describes how university faculty can make the necessary changes to teach a broader range of skills, technical proficiency, teamwork, adaptability, and versatility within the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. Also covered are approaches to provide a broader exposure to experiences desired by both academic and non-university employers to prepare students for an increasingly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and global job market.

Contents

Scientists and Engineers

Introduction

Historical Aspects of Science and Engineering

Definitions

The Concept of a Profession

Evaluation

The Impact of Science and Engineering

References

Education of Scientists and Engineers

Introduction

The Preuniversity Experience

The Baccalaureate Experience

The Graduate Degree Experience

Grading and Marking

Postdoctoral Education and Beyond

References

Professional Societies and Education

Introduction

Professional Societies

Professional Qualifications

Further Education

Effectiveness of Society Activities

The Future

References

Gaps in Knowledge

Introduction

Preuniversity Education

Undergraduate Education

Postgraduate Education

Education and Sports Programs

Teaching Ethics

The Gender Gap

References

Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Introduction

Science for Engineers

Engineering for Scientists

The Missing Links

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Strategies for Closing Knowledge Gaps

The Future

References

The Complete Scientist and Engineer

Introduction

Motivation

Interpersonal Skills

Written Communication

Theoretical Knowledge to Practical Experience

Intellectual Property and Its Role in Education

References

The Future

Introduction

The Future of Education

Evaluation

Criteria for Success

Overhauling the Concept of Tenure

A National Policy

References

Glossary

Author Bio

James G. Speight is the author of more than 60 books in petroleum science, petroleum engineering, and environmental sciences. He has doctorate degrees in chemistry, geological sciences, and petroleum engineering. Dr. Speight has served as adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah and also in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming. In addition he has been a visiting professor in chemical engineering at the following universities: the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Name: Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By James Speight. This text focuses on the structure of the current educational system and describes the transformations needed to ensure the adequate education of future science and engineering students. It describes how university faculty can make the necessary changes...
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