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Issues in American engineering education: a selective review of the literature: a draft report

Description: First part of this report describes the project, provides a timeline of significant events in engineering education, and summarizes the findings. The second part discusses the objectives of the study which is divided into three parts, and the third part is a bibliography of the materials on which this report is based.
Date: 1987
Creator: Goldman, Steven L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Persistance in higher S/E education: S/E baccalaureate to S/E doctorate productivity of U.S. baccalaureate-granting institutions

Description: This report describes a study which purpose is to further analyze the BA to PhD pipeline data for the 170 institutions that have either been identified as highly productive institutions or institutions of special interest to policymakers and educational planners.
Date: September 1987
Creator: Maxfield, Betty D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Institutional productivity: the undergraduate origins of science and engineering Ph.D.s

Description: This report describes a study which purpose is to address the question of whether certain types of educational institutions are more effective than others in producing baccalaureates who continue on to earn a science/engineering (S/E) Ph.D., and subsequently enter the S/E work force as well as pursue research careers.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Maxfield, Betty D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Apollo program: science/engineering personnel demand created by a federal research mission

Description: This report examines several related areas: Were the manpower resources for Apollo available when they were needed? Did Apollo succeed in creating research capabilities that outlasted the program that created them? Finally, can we change Federal research missions better, based on the Apollo experience?
Date: January 1987
Creator: Levine, Arnold S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mapping our genes: federal genome projects: How vast? How fast?: transcript of workshop, "Issues of Collaboration for Human Genome Projects

Description: This report discusses the research and technology efforts aimed at mapping and sequencing large portions or entire genomes. It includes the implication of technologies, social and ethical issues, applications in research biology and medicine etc.
Date: June 26, 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Science in the steady state: the changing research university: contractor's report

Description: This report is divided into three main parts. The first part considers the underlying notion of interpreting science in systems terms and sketches the analytic categories necessary for that re conceptualization. Part two draws on face to face interviews with scientists to examine the possible consequences of the shift to steady state science. Part three offers a set of issues for policy and research and critically examines the idea of a steady state for science.
Date: September 1987
Creator: Hackett, Edward J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mapping our genes: federal genome projects: How vast? How fast?: transcript of workshop, "Costs of Human Genome Projects"

Description: This report discusses the research and technology efforts aimed at mapping and sequencing large portions or entire genomes. It includes the implication of technologies, social and ethical issues, applications in research biology and medicine etc.
Date: August 7, 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preventive health services for children and youth under Medicaid: early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment

Description: This report discusses the early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program which is a Medicaid program of preventive and comprehensive services that States must make available to children and youth eligible for Medicaid.
Date: January 1987
Creator: Preston, Bonnie J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Description: This report describes the expanding role of professional standards and peer review activities in health-care quality assessment initiatives. It also describes how some traditional and some new quality assessment activities that involve professional and peer review are either building on or in conflict with existing legal processes and public policy.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Cahill, Nancy E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

Description: This report starts out with historical development of independent depositories. It then discusses general requirements for deposits of microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to the application for a patent and the role of independent depository in facilitating provisions of patent law governing specifications of the a patent applications.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Bobbie A. Brandon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: patenting life: Intellectual property protection for plants and varieties

Description: This report starts out with introduction to history of intellectual property protection for plants. It discusses federal statutory protection for plans, the plant patent act, the plant variety protection act, and utility patents. The report offers a comparison of various statutes and other forms of intellectual property.
Date: November 1987
Creator: Ihnen, Jeffrey L.; Gallegos, R. T. & Jondle, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department