22 min

China vs. USA The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

    • Education

How does China prepare students for careers in computer science and related
fields, compared to the USA? Hear from a Chinese student of computer science and
mathematics who is studying in Texas for his undergraduate degree. He talks
about the notorious Chinese college entrance exams, similarities between math
and computer science, perceptions of an American education and American
companies among Chinese, and why he would have learned more programming at a
younger age if he could have. Mentioned in this episode: • Districts of Beijing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_administrative_divisions_of_Beijing •
Chinese college entrance exam photos:
http://www.businessinsider.com/china-college-entrance-exams-2017-5 • Summer
camps at The University of Texas at Austin:
http://www.mysummeradvisor.com/MSA/app/school/summer-programs-and-camps/university-of-texas-at-austin/636
Mentioned in the post-show notes: Check out this month's drone contest to win
free passes to the InterDrone conference this fall (*Only covers registration,
though, so you still have to find travel/lodging. Also you must be 16+ years old
to go to InterDrone). Submit entries before August 1, 2017. Details below: •
InterDrone conference info: http://www.interdrone.com/ • Drone Photo Contest
rules and submission from Electronics Valley:
https://lovendrone17.pgtb.me/X7rqJK • Drone Raffle for podcast listeners: Just
email info@k12engineering.net with subject "Drone Raffle" Our closing music is
from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Subscribe and find more
podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering
Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com. Help
Pios Labs continue! You can donate at: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Also
check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Engineering Word Of The Day (EWOTD)
podcast: http://engineeringwordoftheday.com • Guidebook "Engineer's Guide to
Improv and Art Games" by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other
retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.html

How does China prepare students for careers in computer science and related
fields, compared to the USA? Hear from a Chinese student of computer science and
mathematics who is studying in Texas for his undergraduate degree. He talks
about the notorious Chinese college entrance exams, similarities between math
and computer science, perceptions of an American education and American
companies among Chinese, and why he would have learned more programming at a
younger age if he could have. Mentioned in this episode: • Districts of Beijing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_administrative_divisions_of_Beijing •
Chinese college entrance exam photos:
http://www.businessinsider.com/china-college-entrance-exams-2017-5 • Summer
camps at The University of Texas at Austin:
http://www.mysummeradvisor.com/MSA/app/school/summer-programs-and-camps/university-of-texas-at-austin/636
Mentioned in the post-show notes: Check out this month's drone contest to win
free passes to the InterDrone conference this fall (*Only covers registration,
though, so you still have to find travel/lodging. Also you must be 16+ years old
to go to InterDrone). Submit entries before August 1, 2017. Details below: •
InterDrone conference info: http://www.interdrone.com/ • Drone Photo Contest
rules and submission from Electronics Valley:
https://lovendrone17.pgtb.me/X7rqJK • Drone Raffle for podcast listeners: Just
email info@k12engineering.net with subject "Drone Raffle" Our closing music is
from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Subscribe and find more
podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering
Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com. Help
Pios Labs continue! You can donate at: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Also
check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Engineering Word Of The Day (EWOTD)
podcast: http://engineeringwordoftheday.com • Guidebook "Engineer's Guide to
Improv and Art Games" by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other
retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.html

22 min