Continuing Education in R&D

(Prepare a syllabus for continuing education of R&D professionals in their early years of transition from academia to industry)

The Personnel Policies and Practices Subcommittee extended its work with a new project to develop a training syllabus for scientists and engineers recently hired from universities. A self-study guide covering one's first five years in R&D was prepared and provided to member companies. The guide has been updated twice, most recently in 1995, and is still used as an awareness tool for new hires from universities.