ERIC Number: ED259908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Your Career and Nuclear Weapons: A Guide for Young Scientists and Engineers.
Albrecht, Andreas; And Others
This four-part booklet examines various issues related to nuclear weapons and how they will affect an individual working as a scientist or engineer. It provides information about the history of nuclear weapons, about the weapons industry which produces them, and about new weapons programs. Issues are raised so that new or future graduates may make their own decisions about how their skills are used in science and engineering. The first part provides introductory comments. The second part provides a brief history of the arms race, listing arms control treaties. The third part examines military programs in industry and the university. A geographic chart showing the military-industrial complex in the United States is included (with regional statistics for top defense contractors, dollar awards, weapon systems produced, numbers of defense-related jobs, and members of Congressional armed services committees). Also included is a list of universities receiving top Department of Defense contracts. The fourth part examines future developments, going from MX to "star wars." Lists of suggested readings and organizations which help find non-military science/engineering employment are included in appendices. (DH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Research and Development, Science Careers, Science Education, Sciences, Universities
Peace Resource Center of Santa Barbara, 331 North Milpas #F, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ($2.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Inst. for Theoretical Physics.
Note: Prepared by the Santa Barbara Study Group.