There is No Crisis in Engineer Training
That is the conclusion of Vivek Wadhwa, who is executive-in-residence and adjunct professor at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. His testimony before a House committee is here.
The supposed need to keep up with China and India in the training of engineers is among the arguments often floated as a justification for pouring more governmental funds into higher education. Not only will a shotgun approach to increase “access” not do anything to produce more engineers, but it’s now apparent that the crisis doesn’t exist.