Opportunities for chemists are changing. Graduate enrollment in chemistry programs is on the rise, but so too is unemployment among new chemistry graduates. In this turbulent job market, chemistry education must both prepare students for life after graduate school and equip them with the skills necessary to tackle societal problems. The National Research Council’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology convened representatives from across the chemical enterprise to discuss critical
issues afecting chemistry graduate education and ofer suggestions to help shape current and future chemistry programs. Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary
records the ideas exchanged at the event.
Two brochures make those ideas practical for students and faculty: How to Make
Your Chemistry Education Work for You gives students tips on taking advantage of graduate school to gain skills that will prove invaluable for any career—in academia, industry, or beyond. Preparing Your Chemistry Students for Life After Graduate Schooladvises faculty on preparing students for professional life, while also making the laboratory a more productive and positive environment.
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