Tim Ryan

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Tim Ryan


From: The Honorable Tim Ryan
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Date: 2/28/2017

Please note the following announcement for a briefing organized by the National Academy of Engineering.  The topic of engineering technology education is very important and timely as we need to build our technical workforce.

Engineering Technology Education in the United States

An Informational Briefing on a New Report from the National Academy of Engineering

In Conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus

March 9, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Capitol Visitors Center

Congressional Meeting Room North



The vitality of the innovation economy in the United States depends on the availability of a highly educated technical workforce. A key component of this workforce consists of engineers, engineering technicians, and engineering technologists. The purpose
of this briefing is to shed light on the relatively underappreciated roles and contributions of engineering technicians and technologists. Unlike the much better-known field of engineering, engineering technology (ET) is unfamiliar to most Americans and goes
unmentioned in most policy discussions about the US technical workforce. The presentations are based on a recent report by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Committee on Engineering Technology Education in the United States. In conducting its work,
the committee commissioned a review of federal education and occupational data, fielded two surveys—one of ET educators and the other of employers of ET talent—held an information-gathering workshop, and conducted a literature review.
View report here:


Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corp. (ret.)

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus


Education and Employment Data

Daniel Kuehn, Urban Institute


Key Findings and Recommendations

Ron Latanision, NAE Committee Co-Chair and Exponent, Inc.


Industry Panel

Werner Eikenbusch, NAE Committee and BMW

Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corp. (ret.)


Education Panel

Jeffrey Ray, NAE Committee and Western Carolina State University

Melvin Roberts, NAE Committee and Camden County College


Former Student Panel

Brandi Rearden, Georgia Power

Chris Cutter, Molex



Space is limited; please RSVP