America's Engineering Manpower Resources: 1960-2000
The availability of science and engineering personnel in the United states has become an issue of major concern to policy makers in light of the declining mastery of the advanced math and science skills among America's youth. This paper provides historical and statistical information about America's engineering community. Initially, this involves providing some fundamental insights into what constitutes the engineering community, why society needs more scientists and engineers and what actions have been taken by the federal government and industry to increase their supply. In addition, this paper includes a review and analysis of the demand and supply projections made by several authors which focus on the methods and the economic assumptions used in predicting future requirements. The paper concludes with a discussion of possible ways to improve the technical manpower supply process.
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Swart, William W.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Owens, Carl D., "America's Engineering Manpower Resources: 1960-2000" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4195.