For a week, starting on Monday, December 13th 2010, ScienceGeist took part in a roundtable discussion on the state of jobs in the chemical industry and academia, and by default, the topics were 100% applicable to any employment in any technical arena…
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Monday: A discussion was hosted by Chemjobber on why the current view (espoused by the President’s Scientific Advisory Council and many other agencies and CEO’s) is wrong. The background for this post was an article by Beryl Benderly. So, do your homework and check it out!
Tuesday: Leigh Krietsch Boerner discussed over at her blog at CENtral whether or not we are training more chemists in PhD programs than we actually need to be. A lot of our readers had strong opinions on this one…
Wednesday: Paul Bracher gave his opinions over at ChemBark on why we need to abolish tenure for academic faculty members. As expected, he brought out some of his characteristic wit and sarcasm for the post!
Thursday: We, at ScienceGeist, hosted a discussion on what we think the government and private policies and practices should be to address some of these problems.
Thanks for reading and participating!