China vs. USA
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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
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