“Science-trained professionals”—A new breed for the new century

Research paper by Sheila Tobias

Indexed on: 01 Sep '96Published on: 01 Sep '96Published in: Journal of Science Education and Technology


If students of science are to have more career options in the future, the people who hire and work with them are going to have to know more science and more about what scientists do. That's one of the conclusions of a recent study of the perceptions and realities that young and mid-career physical scientists are having to cope with in a post-cold war environment. It's also the conclusion of a survey of CEO's from 500 of the Fortune 1000 companies in the U.S, undertaken in September and October 1995 by the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. Corporations are becoming more and more concerned about “science and technological illiteracy” on the part of their managers.