According to recent statistics, the number of bachelor's degrees earned by computer science majors from Ph.D. awarding U.S. universities has increased by nearly 20% in 2012 compared to 2011. This marked the third year in a row that we’ve seen the double-digit increase.
Who cares? We should all care and be infinitely happy that younger generations are realizing that not only is a degree relating to science and technology a lucrative career move, but it can almost be seen as a leap towards a greater good.
How, you may think, can creating more apps and faster email be considered an act of noble importance? With our ears attached iPhones and our hands texting faster than the speed of light, we sometimes forget to look up and see that science and technology are far more than convenience. Think about the innovations in medical devices and disease detection, the development of police, fire and rescue equipment, the advancement of clean water and energy alternatives. These are life-saving and future-building actions and in my book, those are noble causes my friends.
We need to encourage the learning and advancing of skills in all areas of science and technology. The need will always be there and along with that comes careers, job security, and maybe more importantly, the opportunity to contribute to the greater good.
And a few more versions of Angry Birds wouldn’t hurt either.
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