CHEMRAWN X :
The Globalization of Chemical Education-Preparing Chemical Scientists
and Engineers for Transnational Industries
Plans for discussions
in Brisbane on July 3-4, 2001
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During the afternoon of July 3 - at the meeting of the CHEMRAWN
committee and on July 4 at the joint meeting of the CHEMRAWN and COCI
committees we will continue discussions of the issues that have been
raised and discussed at the "mini-CHEMRAWNs" in Budapest, Washington,
These issues include:
- Industry expectations seem to differ country to country; are
the differences real?
- Can an education in one part of the world be used in another?
(Issue for developing countries?)
- Does graduate education need to be tailored for those going
into industrial research?
- How does industry make its needs known?
- Can the time to a degree be "contained"?
- How do universities instill the desire for continual learning?
Members of the CHEMRAWN, COCI, and CTC committees, plus others
who may be interested, are invited to give a 10-15 minute presentation
addressing one or more of these issues (or introducing a new related
Background reading and abstracts of papers presented at the
"mini-CHEMRAWNs" are now available:
> Budapest, 6 Aug 2000 (pdf file -
> Washington DC, 22 Aug 22 2000 (pdf
file - 77KB)
> Honolulu, 16 Dec 2000 (pdf file
Participants are also invited to be part of the Future Actions
panel which will discuss perspectives and recommendations during
the July 4 session. Please let the chairman of the CHEMRAWN committee
know of your intentions to make a presentation and/or be on the Future