Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 29 Issue 01

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Volume 29, No. 1
Pages 44 - 45

SIDEBAR. The Big Picture: National Initiatives in Graduate Education

Suzanne T. Ortega Maureen Terese McCarthy
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As the world faces ever more complex challenges, the need deepens for a diverse talent pool with rigorous training and analytic acumen. The key to meeting these evolving scientific, workforce, and humanitarian needs is a robust system of graduate education. To strengthen all aspects of graduate education, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) partners with graduate schools throughout the country on projects that range from recruiting the most talented students to preparing students for lifelong careers. 


Ortega, S.T., and M.T. McCarthy. 2016. The big picture: National initiatives in graduate education. Oceanography 29(1):44–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.10.


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