Litton Industries John M. Leonis Distinguished Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jonathan Sprinkle recently sat down with Edtech Digest to talk about industry software tools and how they can prepare students for successful engineering careers.
A Code.org study found that there is a wide gap between the number of available engineers and open careers in the field. U.S. universities had about 50,000 computer science graduates last year, compared to about 550,000 computing jobs currently available across the country.
Academics and software companies are banding together to close this skills gap. One promising approach is to increase university-level access to commonly used software tools through campuswide licenses. Sprinkle talked about his experience with a campuswide license in his interview.