NAS/NAE/IM REPORT ON GRADUATE EDUCATION
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and
Institute of Medicine report, "Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists
and Engineers," responds to the changes in the national need for scientists
and engineers. Among the recommendations are: retaining a broad background,
including formal education in non science (i.e., business, law, communication)
areas and decreasing the time to Ph.D. A copy of the report can be obtained
by contacting the National Academy Press at (202) 334-3313 or 800-624-6242.
The cost of the report is $30.00 (prepaid) plus shipping charges of $4.00
for the first copy and $.50 for each additional copy. A copy of the executive
summary can be found on the WorldWide Web at http://www.nas.edu, or by
gophering to gopher.nas.edu.
ELEMENTARY SCIENCE E-ZINE MOVES
The e-zine 'Elementary Science' has changed its address. You can now find
it at http://lmewww.mankato.msus.edu/ci/elem.sci.cfm. The most recent issue
featured information on how to get a free poster from NASA showing pictures
from the Hubble Space Telescope, suggested some cheap and simple experiments
for the elementary school classroom, and shows a number of links to other
science and education related sites.
INTERNET DISCUSSION LISTS
Three on-line electronic fora are offered to follow up on sessions held at
recent APS and AAPT meetings. Electronic discussion works like an open forum
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Clim-fys follows two live fora on "Site Visits to Physics Departments
to Improve the Climate for Women" organized by the Forum on Physics and
Society, the Forum on Education, and the Committee on the Status of Women
in Physics (CSWP) at the March and April meetings of the APS. An article
summarizing these panels appears in the Summer, 1995, CSWP Gazette.
Val-sci follows the live forum session co-sponsored by the Forum on Education
at the April APS/AAPT meeting. This list addresses answers to the question "What
is the value of science?"
Jobs-ed follows the live forum session on the topic of jobs and education,
cosponsored by the Forum on Physics and Society and the Forum on Education..
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