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Astro2020 APT White Paper: "Mind the gap": a call to redesign astronomy graduate education

Amaya Moro-Martín (Submitted on 8 Apr 2019)

About one fifth of Ph.D.'s across all STEM disciplines secure a tenure track position in academia. It is also the case that science and engineering have evolved significantly and so has the nature of the labor market and the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of the greatest scientific challenges. These realities, however, have not altered the main objective of graduate STEM education: the training of unidisciplinary academic researchers. There is therefore a gap between what the students and society need and what graduate STEM education offers.