Accession Number : ADA578378

Title :   A Summary of the Third Persh Conference: Strategic Issues in Materials for National Defense

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26-28 Oct 2010

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Granville, Dana M

PDF Url : ADA578378

Report Date : Dec 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The third in a series of conferences named after Jerome Persh was held 26 28 October 2010 in Washington, DC. Workforce Development Meeting Material Science and Engineering Needs for the 21st Century gathered delegates from industry, academia, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and other government agencies to examine how these sectors could shape educational opportunities in workforce development to meet DOD s future needs. The conference was considered timely because international competitiveness and the perception that U.S. influence in science and technology is decreasing. There appears to be a need to excite the future DOD materials and processes workforce. It is apparent that by starting materials education earlier, educating the general public of such education s value, and engaging all stakeholders early, including teachers, there is an opportunity to reverse this trend.

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS SCIENCE, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), EDUCATION, ENGINEERING, STRATEGY

Subject Categories : Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE