FOREIGN-BORN ENGINEERS IN THE UNITED STATES
A brief overview is presented of a panel session at the 1989 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting which addressed the subject of foreign-born engineers in the United States. Briefly stated, the major findings of the panel members were: (1) Deficiencies in the communication skills of foreign-born engineers were cause for concern, felt most acutely by academic institutions; (2) Technical competence and positive job attitudes were noted as characteristic of foreign-born engineers; (3) Social and cultural differences present potential problems; and (4) The anticipated shortage of engineers born in the United States was perceived to be a serious problem. An insert with this article lists the findings and recommendations of a National Research Council study entitled "Foreign and Foreign-Born Engineers in the United States."
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Washington, DC United States 20001
- Pignataro, L J
- Publication Date: 1990-3
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TR News
- Issue Number: 147
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- ISSN: 0738-6826
- TRT Terms: Engineers; Foreign; Impacts; Transportation engineering
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General); I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00496809
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM