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transition and some who will need help. As a profession, we must be prepared to help all of them rise to the challenge. As a nation, we must find a way to preserve and support a vital domestic engineering capability that can sustain the technological leadership and innovation that underpins America’s economic and national security.

My thanks to the National Academy of Engineering for sponsoring this discussion and my appreciation to the United Engineering Foundation for funding it. I hope this is the start of an ongoing dialogue in the engineering community that will help us reach an actionable consensus on sustaining a strong U.S. engineering profession for the future.


I’d like to thank Dr. Ron Hira, Rochester Institute of Technology and IEEE-USA vice president of career activities, and other members of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors and staff who reviewed my comments and provided valuable input.

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