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Where will we find the next generation of engineers?
Date:2/18/2008

WASHINGTON A new study that examines the number of engineering graduates coming out of our nations engineering schools reveals a mixed picture of how prepared each state is for meeting the need for high-tech workers in the coming years.

Greg Schuckman, Assistant Vice President of University Relations and Director of Federal Relations and Research Advancement at the University of Central Florida, authored the study after revisiting data that he had analyzed in 1998 while working for the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) in Washington, DC. Over the past 20 years, the number of students earning bachelors degrees in engineering has declined by almost 3 percent nationally, says Schuckman. While that statistic may not seem significant by itself, the decline comes at a time when the number of students receiving bachelors degrees overall in the United States has increased by more than 50 percent.

John Brooks Slaughter, Ph.D., P.E., President and CEO
of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) noted last year that, Huge changes have occurred in our economy largely as a result of globalization and technological innovation. Manufacturing has declined while the information age requires more professional and high-tech skills from employees. It is estimated that more than a half million engineers will be needed over the next decade to replace those who retire and that at least that many new engineers will be needed to fill the demand that will exist at the end of that period. We find ourselves importing talent and exporting jobs, not just because it is less expensive to have the work performed by lower-wage skilled workers in developing countries but also because we do not produce enough native-born, well-qualified scientists and engineers in our nations colleges and universities.

Overall, twenty states increased their production of engineering graduates while 30 states and the Distri
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Contact: Greg Schuckman
gschuckman@cox.net
703-898-8485
University of Central Florida
Source:Eurekalert  

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