By Greg Bell
State Senator, District 22
I will be presenting Higher Education Engineering Partnership (SB 53) to the Senate Education Committee Monday at 8 a.m. This bill proposes a partnership between Weber State and Utah State Universities that will create an Engineering degree to be taught at the Weber/Davis campus.
Weber has identified a critical need for a bachelor’s degree in engineering because many high tech companies like Boeing, Grumman and TRW have located near Hill Air Force Base and because many Hill engineers are retiring.
Utah State will teach and certify the classes. This partnership would be an outstanding example of an excellent educational partnership adapted to meet the needs of our citizens within existing programs. I welcome you to attend the committee meeting on Monday.