Hello, this is my very first post on Word Press and as such, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Bob Jackson.  I am a registered professional engineer and have been practicing engineering for over forty years.  I have seen tremendous changes in the way we train our scientific and engineering students and not all of those changes for the better.  As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we are definitely losing the battle.

 I will be using this space to discuss topics such as 1.) Education in Engineering, 2.) Graduating students entering the field of engineering, 3.) Competition from “abroad”, 4.) Related subjects in design, reliability, quality and other issues relative to engineering and manufacturing.  I have been concerned for quite some time about the preparedness of graduating seniors entering the scientific and engineering fields AND the number of students entering the technical areas.  Relative to China, India and Russia, our numbers are pitiful.  In addition to this, our country has lost a significant “base” of technical talent which seems to be completely ignored by the media, politicians and the public in general.  This is very sad.  We are going to take a look over the weeks to discuss the future and what might be done to “stem the tide” in this ever-changing world.

Any and all comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Bob Jackson, PE.

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