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Preserving Strength While Meeting Challenges : Summary Report of a Workshop on Actions for the Mathematical Sciences.

Author: National Research Council Staff
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 1900.
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Staff, National Research Council.
Preserving Strength While Meeting Challenges : Summary Report of a Workshop on Actions for the Mathematical Sciences.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council Staff
ISBN: 9780309591034 0309591031
OCLC Number: 923260606
Description: 1 online resource (92 pages)
Contents: ""Preserving Strength While Meeting Challenges""; ""Copyright""; ""PREFACE""; ""Contents""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Introductory Comments""; ""Expectations and New Opportunities at the Division of Mathematical Sciences""; ""Communicating Mathematics to the Public""; ""A View from Capitol Hill""; ""Physical Scientists Are from Mars, Mathematicians Are from Venus; How on Earth Can We Communicate?""; ""BACKGROUND""; ""OBSERVATIONS""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""The Growing Impact of Mathematics in Molecular Biology""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT""; ""GENETIC MAPPING"" ""PHYSICAL MAPPING""""DNA SEQUENCING""; ""SEQUENCE COMPARISON""; ""EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY""; ""Mathematicians as Educators""; ""Educating Mathematical Sciences Graduate Students""; ""A View of Major Trends at Research Universities""; ""EXTERNAL PRESSURES AND CHALLENGES""; ""INTERNAL RESPONSES""; ""CONCLUDING REMARK""; ""Background and Overview""; ""Highlights""; ""DEFINING DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES""; ""BROADENING AND IMPROVING EDUCATION""; ""MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES""; ""RETHINKING FACULTY EVALUATION""; ""FRAMING FUNDING STRATEGIES""; ""IMPROVING COMMUNICATION"" ""Closing Observations""""APPENDICES""; ""Agenda""; ""DISCUSSION MATERIALS""; ""Small Group Discussion1""; ""1. Communication (within and outside the discipline)""; ""2. How to Improve the Educational Program""; ""3. Shrinking Funding (external and internal), and What Should Be Done in Light of It""; ""4. Evaluating Performance (both educational and interdisciplinary)""; ""References""; ""Appendix B The ""Douglas"" Report's Executive Summary""; ""Appendix C National Science Foundation Workshop Summary Report""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Findings""; ""(1) Resources"" ""(2) Breadth of Skills and Knowledge""""(3) The Balance between Education and Research""; ""(4) Diversity of the Graduate Student Population""; ""Recommendations""; ""(1) There should be a move to broaden the intellectual content and increase the diversity of skills ... ""; ""(2) Mechanisms for shortening the average time to Ph. D. should be examined.""; ""(3) Increased use of off-campus internships and other real-world experiences.""; ""(4) Gradual shift in graduate student support mechanisms.""; ""Conclusion""

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