Dr. William Wulf's talk to be broadcast Saturday on TPT Channel 17
Dr. William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., spoke on "The Imperative for Educating More Scientists and Engineers in the United States" at St. Thomas last month. His talk will be broadcast as "Engineering, Minnesota's Future" at 8 p.m. on TPT Channel 17.
In his talk, Wulf said, "A robust engineering workforce is essential to prospering in the 21st century. ... We need an educational system that encourages this prosperity. ... We need to redouble our efforts with diversity."
His message, focusing on sustaining the United States' competitive edge, is for educators, students, business, government and the general public.
Wulf was the keynote speaker at an event, "Engineering, Minnesota's Future: A Critical Partnership Opportunity," hosted by the St. Thomas School of Engineering in January.
Wulf's talk also aired on "Midday" on Minnesota Public Radio last month. You can listen to his talk by visiting the Midday site and click on "Find programs before February 2006" (located on the right side of the page). Choose the Jan. 30 Midday program.
You can read more about Wulf and the National Academy of Engineering in the Bulletin Today story published Jan. 9, 2006.