Critical Issues in Highway Engineering Education

by Bob L. Smith, Kansas State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


The four critical issues addressed are: Recruitment/retention of faculty; Deteriorating laboratory equipment; Undergraduate student enrollment-quantity and quality and Graduate student enrollment. The issues/problems and suggested actions/solutions are presented and discussed. It is concluded that ASCE, ITE, its membership and Transportation/Highway Engineering professionals face a significant challenge if they are to assist in solving the problems described and thereby attract sufficient bright, properly educated young engineers to the profession.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Students | Deterioration | Professional societies | Engineering profession | Transportation engineering | Highway engineering | Equipment and machinery

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