Graduate Education. Experiences and Preferences of WES (Waterways Experiment Station) Engineers and Scientists.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS OFFICE OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AND PLANS
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The work force at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES includes nearly 700 professionals in 28 types of scientific and 12 types of engineering positions. Collectively the professionals have been educated in an even greater number of disciplines and specializations whic provide WES with a strong technical base. Station-wide, nearly 20 percent have a doctorate, a third have a masterss degree, and nearly half have a bachelors degree. WES management is cognizant of the importance of graduate-level education opportunities in hiring, retaining, motivating, and upgrading employees. Since the mid-1960s, there have been two Corps-of-Engineers-sponsored programs offering graduate-level education to engineers and scientists at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES in Vicksburg, Missippi. One program is offered onsite. Through the other, a few applicants are selected each year to pursue job-related studies at a university of their choosing. This report provides information on participation in both programs, including historical data and participants opinions on the value of their experience. The report also presents the results of an anonymous survey 44-percent response rate of WES engineers and scientists as to preferences for graduate education. The report is a resource for planning and implementing expansion of the onsite graduate program.
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