Changing Graduate Education To Meet the Needs of Students and Society, Part 1

Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
George Whitesides , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The American system of graduate education represents a compromise (of a sort) among several parties, including professors, students, postdoctoral fellows, universities, funding agencies, and potential employers. The current system has evolved in a period of expansion and, largely, scientific dominance by university-based US science. The environment for this type of science is now changing, and this talk will consider possible changes that might benefit the educational system.