From: "STRAUGHN, John" <JSTRAUGHN**At_Symbol_Here**FPM.WISC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Bench ready chemists?
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:59:56 +0000
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Off-hand I'd venture that it is encoded in: ethical, knowledgeable, sustainability oriented and information literate. Also, maybe in communicator and collaborator. Nobody wants to get hurt, hurt others or wreck the facility, but thinking ahead and knowing how things work helps greatly. Bench chemists need to know to think things through and pursue what they need to know about what they are about to try. That may be part of creative and critical thinking. My own experience (by design or by default) shows me that safety and experiments working effectively, correlate fairly well.

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:29 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Bench ready chemists?

I noticed an article in the Journal of Chemical Education this week that describes an Australian University's efforts to incorporate graduate attributes into its curriculum to "produce bench-ready chemists". The list of attributes include:
* Creative and critical thinkers
* Empowered
* Engaged
* Ethical
* Knowledgeable
* Sustainability-focused
* Communicators
* Collaborators
* Problem solvers
* Organizers
* Able to apply technologies
* Information literate

Oddly, I don't find safety mentioned in the article and I'm not clear if it fits into any of the categories above...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH

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