Why There Are More International Students in Engineering Fac?

Q: I am a new graduate student in Computer Engineering. I would like to get my MS and possibly my Ph.D. I have learned that 90% of my department is from India and many others are from China. All the students come here to study and there are only 7 US citizens in the engineering program this year. Why is that? I have heard that many of the smarter Americans go into medicine or the law and that is why there are so few Americans in engineering. Is this true?

A: Most Americans are probably happy with just an undergrad degree and don’t want to go to grad school.

Exactly. Americans find perfectly good engineering jobs with “just” a bachelor’s degree. There aren’t enough jobs which require advanced degrees in engineering to make it worth the time to give up 2-3 years of engineering paychecks, pay for college, pay for books, pay for living expenses, and earn those advanced degrees. More than likely, you’d graduate with a master’s or a PhD and work at the same job you could get with a bachelor’s degree.

On the other hand, foreigners looking to immigrate to the United States work under the assumption that if they go to school here and earn one of our advanced degrees, then we’d be more likely to allow them to stay once their studies are complete. THAT is why foreigners outnumber Americans in these topics. It’s not because they’re smarter, not because they love engineering more, and not because education is better in their country. It’s because they want to immigrate here.

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Planning to do

Maybe one of my friend was right when she cited that I’m not kind of guy who could stick on one specific job for a long time. I intend to change careers frequently, without thinking much more than freshness. Others could say that I am abnormal or whatever out of it, but I am.

I’m tired of the manager position with pretending to be busy in front of my boss and I am sick of it. I hate being working in a family enterprise since which I need to follow the requests from those stupid offspring of my boss. I’m working for you does not qualify that I work for your damn holy daughter too! Can you dig this?! Hmm.. guess I need to take a rest.

I can read some books in the mean time, money’s not a big deal right now. I need to improve my English actually, I still encounter new vocabs sometimes, and it embarrasses me, a lot.

The necklace would reach me soon, probably in one or two days and I get my jade Buddha sent by my girlfriend. What all I care about is my girlfriend, nothing else. Simple is good, right?

Simple is good.

What About Your English?

I talked with Znarl, the person in charge of Ubuntu Mirror, this afternoon. He praised me as my English’s good. I was kind of stuck and confused at that moment, since I’d never dreamed that my English could somehow be qualified as “good”.

It reminded me my QET test, hardly to believe that I failed all of them and I did! I hate English, especially the grammar, I can’t handle it. I feel difficult to compose an argument article, and I…blah blah blah. See? I can’t even make this post a little bit longer! Darn me, darn my English!

MIT Would Be My Choice

Oh, I know some of yo may think that I was trying to make some fun, but actually I was not. I am seriously targeting MIT as my next university to study in though I’ve already gained my bachelor degree in my previous school. I am gonna apply for being a freshman in MIT, and for you all know, I am gonna to take the computer science as my major.

So, friends from US, do you have some suggestions and tips on it? Do I necessarily take SAT test and SAT II as well?

According to Americanism, those who dreams and works for the dream, would finally make the dreams come true. Am I right? My dream, of curse not only to get into a univ, will also come true one day. I can see it, haha, yes, I can see it.

Ah.. let me be encouraged, come on!

中国现阶段不适合搞民主?

现在一种经常的论调就是,中国人民目前素质太低,不适合搞西方国家所谓的民主;或者说,目前中国最重要的是解决吃饭问题,什么民主自由啊,不适合现在提…… 等等等等,不一而足,反正总结一句话,我们现在不要民主,以后时机成熟了,民主就会从天上掉下来了。我姑且不对这样的看法持任何反对意见,指向翻译一位新加坡人的Blog Entry,希望某些人看完了能有所醒悟,因为新加坡人均收入高达23000万美元
 
这个Blog的原本地址在这里,我翻译的有些粗糙,希望高手们能够指出错误,
以下是我的翻译
 
新加坡的出版自由根本就比不上"吃饭"重要:
 

As a small country, our Government’s primary task will be the "bread and butter" concerns of the people. Investors will always settle for a country that can guarantee a stable operating environment and efficient system, rather than a country ranked top of the press-freedom index but with precious little else to offer.

I want to continue to see my fellow Singaporeans live in a stable, secure and prosperous environment. To this end, I will gladly accept a top ranking for choice of location by investors, than to see us sit atoppress freedom index any
day.Singapore’s press freedom ranking is ultimately less important than ‘bread and butter’ concerns.

 
以上是Siow Jia Rui写的。
 
读了这封满口谎言的Siow Jia Rui的信,我终于认识到,出版自由就是垃圾!
 
我认识到新加坡人太傻,太幼稚,他们不会独立思考,如果允许自由出版,他们很容易盲从(那些不受监督的)报纸上那些错的东西。即使上面说"新加坡人,从悬崖上跳下去",他们也会像北极的旅鼠一样毫不犹豫的跳下去。
 
我认识到自由出版会让新加坡陷入无政府状态,从而引发暴动,导致整个社会混乱不堪。新加坡的记者们在报纸上乱写真话的话是十分令人担心的。
 
我认识到自由的出版会让新加坡人开口要言论自由之类的东西,会让他们怀疑自己以前的看法,让他们看到事情的另外一面。这些都太危险了!
 
这些(新加坡)人啊,给他们一寸,他们就会要一尺。今天给他们出版自由了,明天呢?谁知道,恐怕要的更多。
 
我认识到允许自由出版,那报纸上各种讨论和各种观点会用邪恶的思想来玷污我们的大脑。而这些邪恶的思想可以降低我们的生产效率,使我们在投资者面前相形见绌。
 
如果新加坡人整天读报纸,那我们怎么保证生产效率啊!更何况,他们还掌握了某件事情的真相?!
 
(如果允许出版自由),我们哪儿还有地方刊登"重要"新闻啊,比如"部长在全岛范围内视察植树节情况"这样的。
 
我认识到新加坡的首要任务就是吸引投资者,自由出版则会对此带来负面影响。干!让我们抛弃出版自由吧!互联网也不要了!
 
哦也!艺术呢?谁知道这些丧心病狂的戴贝雷帽的烟鬼"艺术家"们在做什么啊!画画,然后散布颠覆性的思想?
 
离他们远点,要不然就从外国进口那种可以让我们赚钱的"艺术"或者满大街的搞那些G级别需要审查的"艺术",让那些自以为很有钱的色鬼们花200块新币买一张票来看这些乏味的东西。
 
生产效率,外汇兑换率,工作——这才是我们想要的!我们需要的公民要像没有思想的机器一样从早上八点工作到晚上九点,然后上床,然后再工作。谁要他们思考啊!
 
新加坡人?谁要他们讨论时事啊?没这样的事!我们只出版我们想要他们知道的!
 
出版自由?靠!出版自由能吃吗?出版自由能带来熏肉吗?
 
我认识到,只有控制出版,才能确保新加坡的稳定,才能吸引投资者。
 
控制言论怎么带来稳定呢?我比较笨,我不知道,但是我想北朝鲜在这方面做的相当不错,(那里的)报纸只写好消息,其他什么都不写,他们的国家超级稳定!(那里的)人民热爱他们的领袖。我想我们比照他们的方式来比较好。
 
对,我们新加坡人只关心吃饭问题!让我活的舒服,喂我吃好的,我就乐意给国家做牛做马做奴隶!
 
新加坡人的思想需要保护起来。
 
哇,Siow Jia Rui的说法改变了我的观念,出版自由=BAD。
 
没自由,最好!没自由,出版问题和吃饭问题比都不用比!
 
以下是我自己写的了
 
新加坡的发达程度应该居亚洲四小龙之二,人均收入23000万美元,仅次于香港的26000万,这样的程度不知道达没达到奴才们的"适合搞民主"的程度,新加坡人受高等教育的程度我想不用调查了吧?新加坡就三所大学,有两所比中国的清华北大都要好,不知道新加坡人有没有到奴才们说的"素质高"到可以实行民主政治的程度。
 
我算是看出来了,就算中国人都是大学生,就算中国人均收入跟日本那么高,中国的老百姓们还是"只关心吃饭问题",我们中国人"还是素质偏低",操你妈的!

台灣團結聯盟真讓人無語

剛剛在中文圖書館上網的時候看到聯合報上的一條消息,馬上過去翻報紙,後來才意識到自己真白痴。即使是台灣的聯合報登載當日的消息也要等到第二天,何況新加坡的報紙還要往後延宕兩日。這消息說的是台灣團結聯盟,簡稱台聯的政黨的秘書長程振隆說:

台聯主張兩岸交流應是國對國的平等互動,邵琪偉來台卻不是如此,政府應與中國談判平等互動的模式,若中國拒絕,寧可拒絕中國官員來台。

說完這個還不要緊,他接著表示:

台灣與中國是國與國的關係,理應平等互動,絕對不可以出現降國旗的喪失國格舉動,但中國卻以中央與地方關係來看待,官員高興來台灣就來台灣,卻阻止台灣官員登陸,甚至連立法院長王金平要參加亞太經濟合作會議(APEC)都受到中國的阻撓。

幹!這個人是豬啊!反對中共也不是這麼來的啊!看看馬英九,人家的政治秀做的就是到位!看看這個人,真的無語了,這爛理由找的,說中國和台灣不對等,這對
嗎?要論不對等,恐怕美國和台灣,日本和台灣最不對等吧?中國大陸不就是去了一個旅遊局長嗎!?日本的東京知事,日本的外務省長,這些都去過台灣啊!台灣
的政府官員,上至總統,你去日本試試看!看日本是否跟你講對等!美國的官員去台灣恐怕也是隨便去吧,但台灣總統陳水扁過境美國好像也是問題重重吧?這個不
准那個不允許的!怎麼不去抗議美國不對等呢?因為和美國日本是盟國就可以把自己降到附屬國的地位?幹!對的起中華二字嗎!再說中國旅遊局長去台灣是準備讓
台灣旅遊業振興的,全世界都想讓中國遊客去旅遊,台聯卻主張把到手的東西推開?這樣台灣的確團結了,但也鎖國了…

我不是台灣人,我只希望我的祖國,中華人民共和國好,民主,發達,也因此我實在看不慣這個台聯,什麼東西啊,只會P美日的LP,要攻擊就全都攻擊了,所有
的國家,包括新加坡不也是嗎,李顯龍可以去台灣,陳水扁來新加坡試試看,對等嗎?不對等怎麼不抗議李顯龍去台灣呢?幹你娘你倒是反對啊!

煩死了,我看綠黨再這麼折騰,下次大選就別想當執政黨了,反正綠黨會搞街頭運動,繼續搞去吧!幹!