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

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

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In an increasingly technological world, the education of scientists and engineers has become an activity of growing importance. Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success 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.

The book 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 12.7mm | 272g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1466553561
  • 9781466553569

Table of contents

Scientists and Engineers
Historical Aspects of Science and Engineering
The Concept of a Profession
The Impact of Science and Engineering

Education of Scientists and Engineers
The Preuniversity Experience
The Baccalaureate Experience
The Graduate Degree Experience
Grading and Marking
Postdoctoral Education and Beyond

Professional Societies and Education
Professional Societies
Professional Qualifications
Further Education
Effectiveness of Society Activities
The Future

Gaps in Knowledge
Preuniversity Education
Undergraduate Education
Postgraduate Education
Education and Sports Programs
Teaching Ethics
The Gender Gap

Bridging the Knowledge Gap
Science for Engineers
Engineering for Scientists
The Missing Links
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Strategies for Closing Knowledge Gaps
The Future

The Complete Scientist and Engineer
Interpersonal Skills
Written Communication
Theoretical Knowledge to Practical Experience
Intellectual Property and Its Role in Education

The Future
The Future of Education
Criteria for Success
Overhauling the Concept of Tenure
A National Policy

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About James Speight

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.
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