General Motors released an article highlighting a conversation with John Calabrese, GM’s vice president of engineering.

GMJohnCalabrese07-mediumCalabrese is responsible for global vehicle engineering and technology operations.

He is the key GM Executive for Virginia Tech and serves on the university’s advisory board to the College of Engineering.

He also a board member with the Engineering Society of Detroit and the Michigan Science Center.

In other words, he is a very smart, very busy man.  He took the time out of his busy schedule to share his passion for future education and engineering.

GM Engineering VP Talks STEM Education

Calabrese discussed how STEM education (for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is vital to the future growth of GM and the entire automotive industry. He talked about the importance of educating engineers and scientists and keeping their talents in the U.S.A.

As one of the leading advocates for STEM education, Calabrese says his goal is to make GM not only a consumer and benefactor of these disciplines, but also a leader in creating advanced techniques and science.

General Motors is currently involved in numerous programs related to education, including A World in Motion, FIRST, EcoCAR2, and Project Lead the Way.

GM has also focused energy toward high school and college students who plant to pursue engineering, technology, design, or business curriculum.

Calabrese emphasized that engineering is one of the most promising and rewarding careers available, saying that engineers are “problem-solvers, designers, and future innovators”.

 

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Technology is rapidly changing and you must constantly evolve your skill set and continue learning, but there couldn’t be a more exciting time to become an engineer.

-John Calabrese, GM’s VP of Engineering

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