Source:FERMAT, Volume 6, Communications 7, Nov Dec.,2014
Abstract: It is no secret that EM education is facing a crisis of sorts, at least in the developed countries. Unfortunately, while there is a lot of talk, and a plethora of ideas for solving the problem, there does not appear to be a magic bullet to ‘fix’ the crisis. In this presentation, we will propose two possible approaches to addressing the problems we face in recruiting undergraduates, and in training graduate students at the Ph.D. level. Not unexpectedly, the two recipes we propose are very different from each other, because they are separately tailored for undergraduate and graduate students, respectively. Though they are not magic bullets by any stretch of our imagination, they are nonetheless time-tested ideas that are worth our consideration, as we grasp for ways to mitigate the EM education problem at hand.
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