1972-02-01

Role of The University in Training Engineers to Meet the Changing Needs of Society 720074

The university, in training engineers to meet the changing needs of society, must be more aggressive than in the past in anticipating changes before they occur and in performing research to determine whether anticipated changes are real or a passing fad.
The professional societies must serve as the vehicle through which the university can work with government and employers of engineers to determine the present and future needs of society and to achieve a balance in quality and quantity of engineers and scientists to meet these needs.
The United States, in the recent past, has almost had a monopoly among the nations of the world in advancing technology. But as other countries approach us, and in some cases exceed our capabilities, we must muster all our resources to have the kind of engineer and scientist that can compete with this very drastic change.

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