Accession Number : ADA144144


Title :   United States Air Force Geophysics Scholar Program, 1982-1983.


Descriptive Note : Management and technical rept.,


Corporate Author : SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION INC ST CLOUD FL


Personal Author(s) : Peele,W D ; Steele,E L ; Stair,A T


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA144144


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 252


Abstract : The Geophysics Scholar Program was initiated as a pilot program to provide new Research Scholars with one year appointments to the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. Extensive mailings were made to technical departments at universities around the United States where programs of prime interest to the Geophysics Laboratory were established. These included Atmospheric Studies, Geophysics, Meteorology and related applied sciences. Ten Scholars were appointed beginning in September 1982 and extending through December 1982, for 12 months duration. Six of these were subsequently continued in the Geophysics Scholar Program under another contract for a second year. Five technical papers were presented by the Scholars during the year. The final technical reports on the Scholar's work are included in this report. This pilot program was judged to a success by both the Scholars and their Laboratory Associates. Their comments were solicited by questionnaire and are included. The Scholars were judged to be beneficial to the Laboratory. The opportunity of having new Research people on a short term basis was felt to be very stimulating and worth while. Their interaction with the Laboratory was very positive. At the initiation of this program, travel funds were provided only for travel to the Laboratory site at the state of the appointment and return funds at the end. Some difficulties were subsequently encountered in transferring funds and authorizing travel to technical meetings. This caused some distress among the Scholars. However, overall, the Scholars felt their experience at the Laboratory were constructive steps in their professional development. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *LABORATORIES , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , *GEOPHYSICS , STUDENTS , UNIVERSITIES , PILOT STUDIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE