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."

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 147
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM