ERIC Number: ED315272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The New Engineering Research Centers: Purposes, Goals, and Expectations. Symposium (District of Columbia, April 29-30, 1985).
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
The sympoisum was held to describe the roots and future plans of the Engineering Research Center's (ERC's) concept and program. The first section of this symposium compilation describes the national goals that the ERCs represent. The second section presents the point of view of the National Science Foundation on the ERCs--the concept behind them, their goals, selection criteria, and mechanisms for support. The next section provides the plans and programs of the six existing centers: (1) Systems Research Center; (2) Center for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems; (3) Center for Robotic Systems in Microelectronics; (4) Center for Composites Manufacturing Science and Engineering; (5) Engineering Center for Telecommunications; and (6) Biotechnology Process Engineering Center. Two of the presentations were on exchange methods among the centers and the relationship between engineering education and research. The last section details a look at the future of U.S. industry and engineering. Papers outline the roles that centers can play in aiding and stimulating mature industries, growth industries, and emerging industries. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Research Administration, Research and Development, Research and Development Centers, Research Directors, Research Proposals, Scientific Research
National Academy Press, 1201 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20418 ($25.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.