Location

Cheatham 212

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

27-3-2010 11:30 AM

Description

In 1999 the International Journal of Forest Engineering published a special edition titled “Forest Engineering – Looking Ahead Ten Years.” The lead article was “Graduate programs in forest engineering and forest operations: working towards extinction.” McNeel, Stokes, and Brinker surveyed graduate programs in North America that have named graduate programs in forest engineering and forest operations (FE/FO) with a primary focus on PhD‐level graduates. Concerns were raised over the low numbers of PhD graduates, aging FE/FO faculty, and declining employment opportunities for PhDs within traditional forest industry. These issues are still of significant concern; therefore, we propose to repeat this survey ten years later. We will compare our results with those reported in 1999 to establish a 10 year trend analysis while investigating the current and future viability of FE/FO programs throughout North America.

Comments

Citation: Dodson, E.M., C. Bolding, B. Spong. 2010. Survey of forest engineering and forest operations program in North America. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Curricula and Assessment, Paper Number 5. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/5/

 
Mar 27th, 11:00 AM Mar 27th, 11:30 AM

Survey of Forest Engineering and Forest Operations Programs in North America

Cheatham 212

In 1999 the International Journal of Forest Engineering published a special edition titled “Forest Engineering – Looking Ahead Ten Years.” The lead article was “Graduate programs in forest engineering and forest operations: working towards extinction.” McNeel, Stokes, and Brinker surveyed graduate programs in North America that have named graduate programs in forest engineering and forest operations (FE/FO) with a primary focus on PhD‐level graduates. Concerns were raised over the low numbers of PhD graduates, aging FE/FO faculty, and declining employment opportunities for PhDs within traditional forest industry. These issues are still of significant concern; therefore, we propose to repeat this survey ten years later. We will compare our results with those reported in 1999 to establish a 10 year trend analysis while investigating the current and future viability of FE/FO programs throughout North America.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/5