How are students to become interested in engineering, or anything else when the
focus is test taking, and being classified because of the scores?
Why don't we learn from our mistakes? Some examples of strategies which
haven't worked:* standardized testing* Head Start
program* hands on learning* cooperative learning* forced group
work* research base objectives and teaching strategies* longer days,
and school yearHalf our people on welfare, and more then half our
engineers from other countries.American schools. The biggest scam in
LDS aerospace:I assume you are referring to the earnings numbers. I have
several engineers among my family and friends and although I am not privy to
details, their lifestyles show 6 figure incomes. And I am also aware that they
started directly out of school with no "job search" required as they all
either went to work at the venues they had been interning during college breaks
or had multiple offers to choose from. To suggest that it is different in Utah
may be accurate, but two of my friends started in Utah and then moved elsewhere
so for them the no "job search" still applied and their income is still
very high based on the displayed lifestyle. From informal discussion I also
believe all of my engineer family and friends operate for the most part without
I applaud the drafting and science teachers at Salem Hills High School who
introduced my daughter to engineering options, including the Engineering State
program at USU. She takes the challenging classes, attended the camp as a
sophomore and wants to go again. It is a lot of work, but she loves it. THANKS!
It's really too bad that the world doesn't need more video game
players, cell-phone talkers, TV/Movie watchers, general goof-ball posers, etc.,
to whom they would pay a decent wage.There are OOdles of such
younger people hanging around all over the place. Believers in some sort of
magical future where their "skills" will someday, somehow, be
marketable.It is for the reasons outlined in this article that we
can expect our country to continue its decline.I hate to say
it.....and see it.
I don't know where they got those numbers, but the reality is about
2/3 that much -- 1/2 that much here in Utah.BTW - Engineering
students spend more time in class, and have the highest Home-work hours than any
other major -- even Medical School.The pay is also less.As an
investment in college - I should have been a Doctor.
Engineering is far more marketable than many liberal arts degrees. They are
much more likely to have work both as they graduate and in the years beyond
graduation.The math and science preparation is critical. One who
has that preparation and begins in engineering and then chooses to change majors
is seldom at a disadvantage. Those without the math and science find it nearly
impossible to change majors into engineering, sciences, or mathematics.