Title: CHEMRAWN X - Chemical Education
Lagowski and J. Boggs
Remarks: Collaborative venture with UNESCO, COCI and CTC
As a result of recent discussions and recommendations of CTC, the subject
of CHEMRAWN X is likely to be "Teaching and Training in Chemistry".
This subject has been agreed by Dr. Zharov as being likely to be supported
Proposed Title: 'Chemical Education in Global Development: Preparing
Scientist and Engineers for the 21st Century'.
The major goal of the conference is to establish a dialog among all
parties interested in chemical education, as needed to support global
development in industry. Participants from educational institutions,
transnational industry and government will produce position papers forming
a basis for discussion at the conference. After the conference, the
future actions committee will disseminate the results.
Three "mini-CHEMRAWN's" were organized in 2000: in Budapest
ICCE, Aug.), Washington DC (ACS, Aug.), and Honolulu (Pacifichem, Dec.).
At these 3 sessions, discussions lead to the following issues:
- Industry expectations seem to differ country to country; are the
- Can an education in one part of the world be used in another? (Issue
for developing countries?)
- Does graduate education need to be tailored for those going into
- How does industry make its needs known?
- Can the time to a degree be “contained”?
- How do universities instill the desire for continual learning?
Future actions will be discussed in Brisbane, at the 41st IUPAC GA.
Plans for Discussions
in Brisbane on July 3-4, 2001
A draft of the CHEMRAWN X Future Actions report is being prepared.
Last update: 7 February 2002
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