ERIC Number: ED325337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of U.S. Doctoral Programs in Physics (May 22-23, 1989). Topical Conference Series.
Neal, Homer A., Ed.; Wilson, Jack M., Ed.
The 1990's represent an unusual period in physics. Some areas are in a state of unusual excitement, while there are divisions growing within the discipline over priorities. Another problem facing the field at this time is that few U.S. nationals are going into careers related to physics. In addition, the percentage of females and minorities pursuing studies related to physics continues to be extremely small. This conference was organized to focus on these concerns. It was designed to share information on trends in physics and physics education and to facilitate discussion within the discipline. This document contains 23 papers presented at the 1989 conference, the text of four summary resolutions, correspondence, and lists of the steering committee and conference participants. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Demand Occupations, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Physics, Science Education
American Institute of Physics Teachers, 5112 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740 ($12.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, MD.