Faced with aging engineers and not enough children interested in math and science, where will California find the brain power to maintain its stature in the aerospace industry, the Daily Breeze reports?

That was the subject of a hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, which convened the meeting Wednesday at the El Segundo City Council chambers.

El Segundo and the South Bay are home to major aerospace operations for Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. These three companies and others in the South Bay, California and nationwide have been complaining about the difficulty of finding qualified engineers and scientists to fill the ranks of their development programs.

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