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The Future of Engineering

In 2008, the Heldrich Center, together with Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research, completed a report based on a national forum on the future of engineering. More than 30 of the nation’s leading employers, scholars, and deans of engineering schools met to identify key obstacles and promising programs for strengthening America’s engineering workforce. Speakers from Google, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, IBM, ConocoPhillips, NuStar Energy, and the National Science Foundation discussed the new types of skills and education that new engineers need in the United States. (Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Topic: 
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Funded By: 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
engineering
occupations
employment
educational programs