ERIC Number: ED239848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Technology and Manpower Needs through the Industry/University Interface. An Aerospace Industry Perspective.
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) examined its member companies and their existing university relationships as an initial step in the process of strengthening these ties. Information drawn from background research, interviews (with company representatives and university, government, and private sector spokesmen), and a formal survey of AIA member companies was used to ascertain the type and extent of AIA member company/university linkages, to explore the effectiveness of these relationships, and to identify ways in which they might be strengthened and expanded. Following an executive summary and recommendations for action, the report considers: (1) national concerns centering on science and technology (relationship of research and development to economic growth and international trade competitiveness, demand for engineers for defense and civilian needs, state of today's engineering education, and changes in government/university/industry interface); (2) advantages and barriers to industry/university interface; (3) possible industry/university relationships, focusing first on industry-to-university relationships (educational grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other graduate programs, in-house programs, and unrestricted gifts), and then on university-to-industry relationships (industrial associates programs, faculty consulting, research/development contracts, cooperative research/educational programs and research consortia); (4) issues (applying industry's resources, the government role, the responsiveness of the academic community, and whether reasoned decisions can be based on available facts); and (5) legislation. A summary of the AIA industry/university relations survey is also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, College Science, Engineering Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Demands, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Surveys, Technology
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., 1725 DeSales St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: A publication of the Aerospace Research Center. Published in cooperation with the Aerospace Technical Council.