Saturday, April 11, 2009

Scotty, prepare Germanna Community College engineering program to go to warp speed!

Mr. Scott, head engineer for the U.S.S. Enterprise, tries to give a primitive computer voice commands in one of the "Star Trek" movies. The "Star Trek" character inspired a whole generation of engineers to go into the field. Now America needs an infusion of new engineers to compete with rising economic powers like China.

Germanna Community College is planning to start an engineering program, partnering with UVa., this fall. Attend a meeting Tuesday, April 14, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Room 212 of Dickinson Building at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania to learn more.