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July 05, 2005

Media noticing lack of CS/CE majors

Two interesting stories came through the Triangle (North Carolina) Business Journal over the weekend focusing on the lack of undergraduates majoring in CS and CE. The first one, entitled "Fewer students majoring in industry could lead to labor shortage," notes that CS enrollments in at North Carolina State and the UNC campuses have dropped from 1,988 in 2000-01 to 1,333 in 2004-05. The story was picked up and nationally syndicated by MSNBC. A second story focuses on the lack of minorities entering CS-related fields.

Both stories quote Andrew Bernat and cite the CRA as a key source. Could this be a sign that at least the business media are showing an increased interest in computing research and its effects on the American economy?

Additional news stories mentioning CRA can be found at

Posted by DanRothschild at July 5, 2005 10:56 AM | TrackBack
Posted to R&D in the Press