Dow and UCSB - Investment for future generations of Scientists and Engineers

In 2005 the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) wrote a report entitled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” which reflected on the fact that the US is not training enough engineers and physical scientists to replace those in the work force today. In many established companies, the average age of its employees is over 45. The generation of talent that won the space race and the Cold War is reaching retirement age and we are not producing the engineers and scientists that it will take to replace these soon-to-be retiring baby boomers