U.S. urged to emulate global trend in engineering popularity

11/26/2012 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

About 20% of college degrees awarded in Asia are in engineering fields, but only 5% of U.S. degrees are, Andres Oppenheimer writes. Part of the problem is the way studies are taught in the Americas, he argues. "[T]he fact that most of our countries are run by lawyers while rapidly-growing China is run by engineers should serve us as a reminder of the need to produce more engineers, and to make engineering studies more fun," Oppenheimer writes.

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