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‘Like children in a toy factory’

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

During the war, theoretical ideas had been translated with dizzying rapidity into immense industrial enterprises. The concentration of wartime experience at a handful of centres was crucial in ... More


Bridging the Gaps between Engineering Education and Practice

Samantha R. Brunhaver, Russell F. Korte, Stephen R. Barley, and Sheri D. Sheppard

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the disjunctures between engineering education and practice to identify ways to better connect the two. Qualitative interviews with engineering students and new engineers are ... More


Career Plans of Undergraduate Engineering Students: Characteristics and Contexts

Shannon K. Gilmartin, anthony lising antonio, Samantha R. Brunhaver, Helen L. Chen, and Sheri D. Sheppard

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines undergraduate engineering students’ career plans, and the environments and experiences that influence their intentions to enter the engineering profession. We augment survey ... More


One Belt One Road: An Opportunity for Chinese Engineering Education to Go Global?

Jiabin Zhu, Guoyang Zhang, and Yaxin Huang

in China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198853022
eISBN:
9780191887420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853022.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Political Economy

In the context of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, Chinese engineering education has encountered new opportunities and possible challenges. This chapter starts with a synthesis of the ... More


The Engineering Labor Market: An Overview of Recent Trends

Daniel Kuehn and Hal Salzman

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter one sets the stage for the rest of the book with a review of the engineering labor force, focusing on the employment, salary, and career trajectories of graduates that obtain engineering ... More


U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Richard B. Freeman and Hal Salzman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The labor market for specialists in STEM jobs is a complex and controversial topic for economists, labor market researchers, and policy makers. U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy continues a long ... More


Rupturing Engineering Education:: Opportunities for Transforming Expert Identities through Community-Based Projects

Gwen Ottinger

in Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015790
eISBN:
9780262298407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015790.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter, which reviews the opportunities for redefining expert roles provided through an emerging trend in higher education, reveals that environmental justice (EJ) activists’ urge to transform ... More


Introduction

Richard B. Freeman and Hal Salzman

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has a long history analyzing the science and engineering workforce, and U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy follows the NBER tradition of quantitative ... More


The University in the Marketplace

David Willetts

in A University Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198767268
eISBN:
9780191917066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767268.003.0018
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The opening chapters of this book were a story of expansion, in which more and more universities were created after progressive reformers finally broke the ... More


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