Saturday, November 04, 2006

Why does engineering/math/science education in the US suck?

Kathy Sierra has an interesting post on Creating Passionate Users:
"If you studied math, science, or engineering at a four-year college in the US, much of what you learned is useless, forgotten, or obsolete. All that money, all that time, all that wasted talent. If all we lost were a few years, no big deal. But the really scary part is that we never learned what matters most to true experts in math, science, and engineering. We never really learned how to DO math, science, and engineering."

I'm not sure I agree with all her conclusions, but what do you think?

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