CLEMSON, SC (WSPA) – A group of researchers based out of Clemson are launching a two year study to help fill the need for highly skilled engineers in South Carolina. They’ve pinpointed the problem to the level of preparedness for calculus.
One researcher said a student who places lower than calculus going into college is twice as likely to drop out of the program. When looking at nationwide statistics, 37 percent of students who attend a four year program will drop out of the engineering program prior to becoming an engineer. Therefore there are not enough engineers to fill the jobs in South Carolina which in turn hurts the whole economy.