美国最希望年轻一代读什么专业?

Cyree Beckett is a junior at the University of District of Columbia studying Electrical Engineering. I chose STEM because it seemed to be the right path for me based of my family values.

Cyree Beckett是哥伦比亚特区大学电气工程专业的大三学生。我选择STEM专业,因为根据我的家庭价值观,这似乎是我的正确道路。

It’s the really the best way to go in terms of gaining an education and doing something relevant in the world. Unlike Beckett, most American Student of his age prefer to study anything but STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.

这是让我们接受教育和做与世界接轨的事情的最佳方式。和Beckett不同,大多数同龄美国学生更喜欢学习STEM(即科学、技术、工程和数学)以外的其他专业。

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According to a recent report by Forbes, STEM departments in U.S. colleges have plenty of students, but many are foreign and education experts worried not enough are Americans.

福布斯最近发布的一份报告表示,美国大学的STEM系有很多学生,但很多是外国人,教育专家担心的是,学习这些专业的美国人不够。

American University’s director of graduate teacher education program Carolyn Parker says images that portray scientists and mathematicians as nerds discouraged teenagers at a time of life when self-image is important.

美国大学研究生教师教育项目主任Carolyn Parker说,在这个自我形象十分重要的年代,将科学家和数学家刻画成书呆子的形象会让青少年对理工科不感兴趣。

They don’t entice students to want to become involved. There’s a, there’s you look at programs like the Big Bang Theory and you know scientists are nerds.

他们不想引导青少年学习这些专业。大家看像《生活大爆炸》这样的节目,就认为科学家是书呆子。

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To recruit more American students in STEM fields, the White House five-year strategic plan tries to remove social and financial barriers to a rewarding education and technical fields.

为了让更多美国学生学习STEM专业,白宫五年战略计划试图消除社会障碍和财政障碍,以让教育和技术领域更造福大众。

University of District of Columbia’s Engineering School’s Dean, Devdas Shetty believes many students avoid STEM because they think they have better options. They see opportunities in sports, opportunities in philosophy or history or arts, and they see examples of people excelling the TV influences a lot.

哥伦比亚特区大学工程学院院长Devdas Shetty认为,许多学生不选择STEM专业是因为他们觉得自己有更好的选择。他们可以选择体育、哲学、历史或艺术,他们看到了许多人在电视上大放异彩,这对他们都产生了很大的影响。

Parker believes that to compete with countries like China and India, the country needs to encourage STEM education at young age.

Parker认为要想和中国和印度等国家竞争,美国需要在孩子小时候就鼓励STEM教育。

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Make sure that students from the time they’re in early childhood to elementary school to middle school to high school through college and going out into higher education, and the workforce have strong and, and positive STEM experiences, so that we can remain competitive with countries like China and India.

确保学生从幼儿时期到小学到初中、高中到大学,一直到高等教育都鼓励STEM教育,这样我们的劳动力才能在STEM上专业本领过硬、经验丰富,从而对像中国和印度这样的国家保持竞争力优势。

Cyree Beckett believes that support and encouragement from his family is what pushed him to choose STEM, and it is something he wishes for every student selecting a field of study.

Cyree Beckett认为,正是他家人的支持和鼓励促使他选择STEM专业,他希望每个学生都选择STEM专业里一个领域的内容进行学习。

 

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