The clearly declining competitiveness of the United States in the world marketplace has prompted increased concern about the health of the United States' manufacturing industries. This volume is the result of lively discussions and formal presentations by industry leaders and education experts during a symposium convened by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council. Issues involving the changing face of U.S. manufacturing, requirements for educating and training engineers for manufacturing careers, and the possibilities for cooperative arrangements between industry and academia are examined in-depth in an effort to improve manufacturing education and therefore move toward boosting the nation's world competitiveness in manufacturing.
Table of Contents
|Manufacturing and Education: Reflections on a Symposium||1-6|
|Part 1: Papers||7-8|
|The Changing Face of U.S. Manufacturing||9-20|
|The U.S. Manufacturing Engineer: Practice, Profile, and Needs||21-47|
|Meshing Education and Industrial Needs: Two Views||48-61|
|Maintaining the Lifelong Effectiveness of Engineers in Manufacturing||62-72|
|Part 2: Panel Discussion||73-74|
|Corporate Attitudes Toward Introducing the New Manufacturing Technology||75-90|
|Part 3: Working Group Reports||91-92|
|The Issues and Some Answers: Recommendations of the Working Groups||93-116|
|Appendix A: Statement of the Manufacturing Studies Board on the Need for Industrial-Academic Cooperation for Manufacturing Technology||117-119|
|Appendix B: Selected Bibliography||120-127|
|Appendix C: Symposium Participants and Working Groups||128-136|
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