Boosting engineering programs invests in state's economy
The Seattle Times
RAMPED-UP production at Boeing and the pending retirement of half of its engineers in the next five years offer two big reasons to cheer expansion of engineering programs at the University of Washington and Washington State University. This state does not award enough engineering and technology degrees to meet demand, forcing companies to recruit workers from out of state. The leaky pipeline is a well-known problem but it wasn't until the most recent session of the state Legislature that lawmakers and higher-education leaders got serious about addressing it.