Volume 90 Issue 51 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 17, 2012

Improving Chemistry Graduate Education

Education: ACS commission calls for major changes in programs, funding nationwide
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: doctoral education, Ph.D., funding, American Chemical Society

Chemistry departments need to take a hard look at their graduate programs with an eye toward improving the student experience, according to a report released by the American Chemical Society at a Dec. 10 press conference.

The ACS presidential commission that produced the report, “Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences,” posits that graduate education, although “productive and healthy,” no longer aligns with the current employment opportunities . . .

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