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Worthy, Ward – Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Highlights of the Eighth Biennial Conference on Chemical Education are presented, pointing out current issues, trends, and areas of concern discussed in presentations and symposia. Indicates that university, college, and high school teachers attending showed unity of purpose as the science education reform movement takes hold. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Educational Improvement
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Highlights a symposium which focused on chemistry courses, content, and objectives designed to meet the needs of nonscientist citizens. Examples of courses, objectives (such as the ability to solve social problems), and instructional strategies are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Educational Objectives
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Baum, Rudy – Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
Discusses how chemistry departments at three campuses of the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, and Irvine) and at the University of Michigan have fared during the years of lean budgets. Indicates that these universities are helped by healthy research funding, academic strengths, service roles, and selective budget cuts. (JN)
Descriptors: Budgets, Chemistry, College Science, Financial Problems
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Highlights an American Chemical Society (ACS) survey of 103 chemistry departments on their instrumentation needs. The 2-year study affirms that instruments used for chemical research and education are becoming outdated because of their age and changes in technology. The survey also reveals how departments plan to use newly acquired instruments.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Instrumentation
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Highlights findings from an American Chemical Society survey on professional training. Includes lists of schools having the most bachelor's, certified bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates during 1982-83. Indicates that the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) was the largest producer of new Ph.D. chemists (N=66) during the period. (JN)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Chemistry, College Science, Doctoral Degrees
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Presented is the full American Chemical Society (ACS) report on the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates in chemistry and chemical engineering. Includes a complete list of degrees awarded by institution. Indicates that although bachelor's and master's degrees have increased, the number of master's degrees awarded has decreased.…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, College Science
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1984
Discusses prototype interactive videodisc programs in chemistry designed to meet individual student needs. Also discusses three levels of program complexity for interactive videodisc instruction: search command (home consumer level); interaction built into program; and interaction resulting from use of an external computer as well as the videodisc…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education
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Long, Janice – Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
President Reagan has announced that he will propose a program to increase numbers of teachers proficient in secondary school science/mathematics. House and Senate bills have also been introduced to provide programs for improving elementary and secondary science/mathematics education. Highlights of these programs, to be administered by the National…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
National Science Board's fourteenth annual report to Congress indicates that university/industry relationships remained vigorous and varied during the 1960s/1970s, that corporate support of academic research is significantly higher than generally believed and that employee recruitment is an impetus for such alliances. These and other findings from…
Descriptors: College Science, Contracts, Engineering, Financial Support
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
A study on U.S. chemical education was started by a task force formed by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemical Education. The study will present findings to influence federal funding for science education and research/development in the government's 1985 budget. Discusses purposes of the study and initial task force activities. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Assessment, High Schools
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Haggin, Joseph – Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
Discusses use and applications of computer technology in chemistry, indicating that the importance of the computer has not been fully realized in the realm of organic synthesis. Includes discussions of various computer programs and systems currently used, supplemented by tables highlighting, for example, features of major computer-aided synthesis…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Chemical Industry, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry
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Long, Alan K.; And Others – Chemical and Engineering News, 1983
The current organic synthesis program at Harvard University is called the Logic and Heuristics Applied to Synthetic Analysis (LHASA). Discusses this program in detail, focusing on retrosynthetic analysis approach, LHASA hardware, graphical input/perception, strategy control, transform evaluation, and LHASA enhancement. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Describes an industry-related program at the University of Texas (Arlington) leading to a Doctorate of Science in Applied Chemistry. The program requires an industrial internship and a dissertation based on research involving both the university's chemistry faculty and chemists in industry. (SK)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Degree Requirements, Doctoral Degrees
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Describes a cooperative education program at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Rutherford (New Jersey) campus in which the time students spend working at a particular business/industry is increased from the traditional semester/quarter to nine-, seven-, and three-month periods. Advantages of the program are discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education
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Worthy, Ward – Chemical and Engineering News, 1982
Highlights an educational workshop sponsored by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemical Education. Workshop presenters suggested stressing experiment over theory in elementary school science classes and exposing teachers to more science. A list of 20 recommendations resulting from the workshop are listed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science
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