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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Examines issues and trends related to university/industry research relationships. Indicates that critics insist that universities are violating obligations to science and society by marketing expertise to industry. In addition, small colleges feel left out of the trend. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Industry
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
Describes the International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development's (IOCD) activities and programs in applying chemistry to the economic, social, and scientific needs of developing countries. The fundamental aim of IOCD is to assist chemists in developing countries exploit their indigenous natural resources and overcome their…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Reviews factors influencing rise of faculty unions on college campuses, including low pay, faculty frustration toward increasingly centralized management in state systems, trustees insensitive to educational ideals, women's and minority rights, and the rising egalitarianism in society at large. (SK)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Science, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Discusses issues concerning a federal technology policy and the roles of the federal government, industry, and universities in promoting or hindering productivity. (DC)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Economics, Engineering Education, Federal Government
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1978
Reports on the industrialization of Puerto Rico--the social, political, and economic influences, the past failures, recent developments, and the plans for the future. (BB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Energy, Environment
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1977
This special report shows some of the artistic results of a science and art collaboration in the materials research laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. This collaboration hopes to extend the dimensions of both worlds into new levels of awareness and thus develop new expressions of productivity. (BT)
Descriptors: Art, Art Expression, Creative Art, Electronics
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1979
Problems facing western societies during the 1980s are predicted in this article. Energy-related social upheaval may be ahead. (SA)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Energy, Essays, Futures (of Society)
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1979
This interview with Aurelio Peccei details the next phase in the Club of Rome's goal of reeducating mankind to global threats. Peccei discusses a variety of topics relating to science and the human condition, including his plans for the implementation of the Club of Rome activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1979
The application of nonequilibrium thermodynamics could lead to new ways of understanding social processes. (BB)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Economics, Models, Research
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1981
Examines the financial problems universities are encountering because of declining federal funds. Describes industry's role in the funding of university research. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, College Science, Financial Support
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1990
Discussed are the intentions and strategies needed for developing a national technology policy. A critical technologies list prepared for the U.S. is compared to Japan's priority list. The history of technology legislation is presented. (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Decision Making, Higher Education, Legislation
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1989
Discussed is the twentieth anniversary of Cornell's program on science, technology, and society (STS); one of the country's largest and most influential. Described is the current status of STS programs around the country. Surveys social problems affecting STS areas. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Programs
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1987
Describes a program in a school district (Washington, DC) which brings professional scientists, engineers, and mathematicians into school classrooms to work directly with junior high school students. Reports on the programs progress to date, including the positive changes on the students' attitude toward science and mathematics. (TW)
Descriptors: Engineers, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1986
Addresses issues related to the decline of research and development funding for universities. Indicates that pressures are assaulting the universities due to Gramm-Rudman cuts, indirect cost controls, and the search for different sources of support. Also indicates that nonscience support for education will be a serious competitor with research.…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Lepkowski, Wil – Chemical and Engineering News, 1986
Presents highlights from a National Academy of Sciences conference report which indicates that universities must streamline administrative procedures and pool resources to alleviate budget-cutting woes. Includes a list of questions (focusing on major issues) that conference participants could not immediately answer. (JN)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Conferences, Federal Aid
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