Reading Reaction Journal #6
Sophie Vandebroek (Mar 2, 2011). Why the U.S. Must Promote Engineering
In this article, the author mention the education about the engineering is every important in America. In today’s America, there are not enough children consider to be interesting in science, math and engineering. The author also mention six ways to promote the American engineering: First, let children to experience how interesting the science is it. Second, we need to give more chances and opportunities to the people who are not interested in the science, which including the girls and the minorities, to let them understand what is science and how interesting is it. Third, we should give the students more confidence about the engineering; also we need to teach them when they are in middle school and high school. Fourth, we need to explain to the US students what the engineers and what they do, also why this job is important. Finally, we need to change the immigration policy which can let more students come to America, also let them stay here. If we can do these five to promote the American engineering, a lot of problems would be easy to solve.
In this article, I am agreeing with the author mention about the education for the engineering is very important in the US. In our today’s life, science is developing every day, if a country needs to develop, it must to lead or follow the science development. Although there are many majors we can choose in today’s university, such as business, marketing, management, etc; also only the major about the science can help the countries to improve technology, which including engineering, physics, chemistry, etc. Also, my major is mechanical engineering, the reason why I choose this major is not the author mention which is interesting about it, it just because not many people interesting to choose this major, and I can easier to get a job after graduate than other majors. However, I also agree with the author mention about that not enough children consider being interesting in science, math and engineering, particularly among girls and minorities, maybe it is good for me, but it is not good for a country to develop. Therefore, promote engineering education is very important for a country.