Innovation and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Saturday, February 18, 2006

No university is more active than Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in responding to the global challenges of innovation.

President Shirley Ann Jackson has been an outspoken proponent of engineering education. Read more.

This response is exactly what Jeff Imelt, CEO of General Electric, is looking for. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the editors asked: "Do you think outsourcing is killing America?"

Immelt responded:

"I think it's a ruse, a complete and total ruse by people who don't want to face what the real problems are. The real problem is that 30% of the people getting a college degree in China and India are getting an engineering degree. That number in the United States is 4%. The fact is, we don't value engineering, and that is how manufacturing jobs get created."

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