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Elevating Educational Prerequisites For Future Engineers

May, 2004

Many Americans would be surprised – if not alarmed – to learn that the people responsible for designing their roads, bridges, buildings and drinking water are only required to hold a bachelor’s degree while doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, accountants and even elementary school teachers are expected to hold professional and graduate degrees. Despite practicing a profession where technology and techniques are everevolving, the educational requirements for today’s young en