NYTimes: Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)

Roughly 40 percent of students planning engineering and science majors end up switching to other subjects or failing to get any degree. http://nyti.ms/sZ5v5J

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  1. There is a solution. If an engineering student experiences success they will more often than not continue their pursuits. I have been computing for many years and the current state of programming languages leaves most of the population scratching their heads. I happen to be very hardheaded when it comes to creating something but also must work harder because of dyslexia. I have found just a few Visual Programing Languages that allow someone such as myself to create very advanced pieces of software. We need to implement in the education system certain exceptional systems for building that allow a greater portion of the population to experience success or this trend will continue. I like how you point to the classic toys of the past ( Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toy’s … Lego’s etc.). These toys should be the metaphor for future programming languages. Take a look at these. If you ever feel like discussing there potential feel free to contact me. I am not affiliated in any way with this company except that I build software in these programs. I think we may live in the same community also …Sebastopol CA?DSP Robotics Flowstone … This one would be my choice to implement in the educational system. http://www.dsprobotics.com/products.htmlSynthmaker … Same company as DSP Robotics. I have built some amazing tools for recording with this software and it doesn’t leave us Dyslexic guys out in the cold. I could teach anyone this software in short order.http://synthmaker.co.uk/Synthedit … Similar Visual Metaphor as Synthmaker & Flowstone.http://www.synthedit.com/

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