ERIC Number: ED242543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Workshop on Magnetic Information Technology - MINT (Washington, D.C., June 22-24, 1983).
Bortz, Alfred B.; Dunkle, Susan B.
Magnetic Information Technology (MINT), which involves use of magnetic techniques and materials to store information, is a critical growth industry in the United States. However, experts from both industry and academe forecast the inability of the United States to meet demand in this area. According to these experts, growth of magnetic information capacity will, in the near term, be limited not by the industrial capacity to manufacture equipment but by the availability of new basic and applied research data in all areas of MINT. Furthermore, growth in MINT will be limited by the absence of trained engineers, scientists, and faculty. These and other conclusions emerged from a MINT workshop which focused on what universities must do to address the various research needs in MINT and on how more students can be encouraged to pursue graduate study in areas applicable to mint. Recommendations made to the National Science Foundation include requests that the agency supplement and encourage industrial support of two to four centers of excellence in MINT at universities, establish a MINT research program for single investigators, identify MINT as a national priority, encourage industrial laboratories to become more active in supporting MINT research at universities, and encourage university-industrial interchanges. (JN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.