ERIC Number: ED209473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Plan for Action to Reduce Engineering Shortage...with Supporting Data.
Hubbard, Pat Hill
This nine-point plan for reducing the engineer shortage includes a paper outlining the significance of the problem and points toward major causes. Section 1 discusses the American Electronics Association's (AEA) education program. It overviews cause of the problem at the undergraduate and graduate levels and outlines these nine mechanisms: (1) industry-wide standard for giving resources to education, (2) spotlighting of model industry-university programs, (3) formation of regional task forces to work with companies and colleges, (4) assistance to task forces, (5) an AEA Electronics Education Foundation, (6) continuation of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Engineering Education, (7) AEA Standing Committee to provide assistance, (8) industry lobby-networks in major electronics states, and (9) increase in Engineering Education Department staff. Section 2 reviews extent of the engineering shortage. Causes discussed in section 3 include attitudes, undergraduate supply, foreign students, limitations of education's capacity, outdated equipment and facilities, and faculty shortages. Section 4 summarizes the impact of continued shortages; section 5 offers a consensus view on the shortage. Addenda include figures and lists referred to in the body of the report. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Electronics Association, Palo Alto, CA.