Christian Engineering Education Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23-25, 2004

Panel Discussion: Where are the Engineers?

Panelists: Charles Adams, Dan Campbell, Matthew Green, Dave Shaw, and Wayne Wentzheimer

There are 215K students in Evangelical Christian College or 2.2% of all college students. Each year about 65K BS degrees in Engineering are awarded in the U.S. If we apply this 2.2% to all the BS degrees we might reasonably estimate there would be about 1430 engineering degrees from our Christian schools. The actual number is about 500. Why? Why don’t we have 50 to 100% more students? Are the young people from the churches going to the wrong schools to study engineering because they are not aware of our fine programs? Is it a communications issue or is it something more fundamental? We should understand this phenomenon and assertively address it as a group.

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