Accession Number : ADA138205

Title :   Report of the DOD-University Forum Working Group on Engineering and Science Education.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA138205

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Long-term U.S. economic growth requires better use of R&D resources and closer interaction of the academic, government, and industrial research communities. The federal government has proposed to increase support for university research as a key means of addressing national needs for new knowledge in fields important to industrial development and for training of technical personnel. But continuing growth in support for basic research depends on how well the science community can agree on what research investments will have the greatest impact in producing new knowledge. The President assigned high priority to strengthening our national base of scientific and technical personnel. That included immediate emphasis on training people and in the areas of science and technology that were likely to have the greatest impact on both industrial growth and national defense. The needs of the Department of Defense for trained technical personnel, and the current capabilities of the university community for producing an adequate supply of qualified engineers and scientists, is the subject of this report of the DOD-University Forum Working Group on Engineering and Science Education.

Descriptors :   *Education, *Universities, *Management planning and control, Research management, Scientists, Engineers, Industrial research, Job training, Investments, United States Government, Department of Defense, Human resources, Personnel selection, Personnel development, Technology forecasting, Planning, Long range(Time)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE