Accession Number : ADA191120

Title :   United States Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program (1987). Program Management Report.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Darrah, Rodney C ; Kopka, Richard ; Espy, Susan K

PDF Url : ADA191120

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 374

Abstract : The Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) provides opportunities for research in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, business, and administrative sciences. The program has been effective in providing basic research opportunities to the faculty of universities, colleges, and technical institutions throughout the United States. The program is available to faculty members in all academic grades: instructor, assistant professor, professor, department chairman, and research faculty members who are starting their academic research programs and to senior faculty members who have spent time in university administrative and are desirous of returning to scholarly research programs. Beginning with the 1982 program, research opportunities were provided for 17 graduate students. The 1982 pilot student program was highly successful and was expanded in 1983 to 53 students; there were 84 graduate students in the 1984 program. In the previous programs, the graduate students were selected along with their professors to work on the program. For the 1985 program, the graduate students were selected on their own merits. There were 101 graduate students selected for the 1987 program. Follow-on research opportunities have been developed for a large percentage of the participants in the Summer Faculty Research Program in 1979-1983 period through an AFOSR Minigrant Program.

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, INSTRUCTORS, LIFE SCIENCES, MANAGEMENT, PHYSICAL SCIENCES, STUDENTS, SUMMER, UNIVERSITIES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE