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Tomorrow's Engineering Crisis

Tomorrow's Engineering Crisis

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Emerging Technologies Conference 2005. Wielding a provocative list of questions, Howard Anderson elicits strong opinions and concerns among his panelists around the future of engineering education and careers. There's a broad consensus that Washington is apathetic toward engineering. While the NIH budget has grown from five to 30 billion dollars in the past 30 years, support for the physical sciences and engineering has been flat. Says Kristina Johnson, "Without the enabling technologies of quantitative approaches and analytical tools for the life sciences, you would not have the breakthroughs we're having in medicine…This is a missed opportunity." The panelists don't generally perceive the trend of offshoring as a threat. Jeffrey Nick suggests,... Show More

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