Engineering education in U.S. considers changes

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Description: "Enrollments and even applications for enrollment have dropped precipitously in electrical engineering and computer science, the two technology disciplines that have been among the first to move overseas," said Ron Hira, assistant professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, N.Y. and Anil Hira, international economic development specialist and professor of political science in Latin American studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, in their book, Outsourcing America. Comparing the Quantity and Quality of Engineering Graduates in the United States, India, and China, Duke professor of sociology, Gary Gereffi, director at the Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness; Vivek Wadhwa, and Ben Kissing, both of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke, said interviews with students, faculty, and colleagues revealed rising undergraduate engineers had real concerns regarding the possibility of having their engineering jobs outsourced in the future.
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