Ron Hira, Columbia University
“Washington Consensus” Industry and Academic and Gov’t (?) View: U.S. Suffers from Shortage of Engineers
… both national security and economic status in a global economy has relied primarily on technological superiority.
Not enough U.S. students are choosing majors in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to maintain this status quo, much less sustain global leadership.
The United States has relied on importing talent on H1B [sic] visas when it has been unable to find the science and technological professionals at home. This practice has shielded the United States from experiencing a growing domestic shortage.
- Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President RPI, President-Elect AAAS