Delivering science for maximum industry benefit: An academic's perspective
Pethick, D.W. (2013) Delivering science for maximum industry benefit: An academic's perspective. In: Manipulating Pig Production XIV. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 24 - 27 November, Melbourne, Australia pp. 30-33.
This paper discusses some of the factors that contribute to the ability of scientists in the discipline of Animal Science (including Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences) to make significant industry impact. Factors discussed include the need for sound undergraduate training in fundamental sciences taught in an agricultural context and better recognition of industry impact as a metric for scientific achievement and promotion. Funding of program over project-based research is a suggested means for ensuring better impact. Finally, the term 'scientific engineer' is used to describe the 'ideal' scientist that our industries are striving for.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Publisher:||Australasian Pig Science Association|
|Copyright:||© Australasian Pig Science Association 2013|
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